September 2010 Issue

Good Job

By |September 1st, 2010|

Scharlau joins grape board
Vicky Scharlau, executive director of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers, has been elected [...]

Pear promotions pondered

By |September 1st, 2010|

A pear industry task force is looking at how the Pear Bureau Northwest might coordinate its domestic pear promotions [...]

Pear breeding north of the border

By |September 1st, 2010|

Harovin Sundown (tested as HW614) originated from a cross of Bartlett and an unnamed U.S. selection made in 1972. [...]

Pear breeding moves toward better varieties

By |September 1st, 2010|

Richard Bell works to develop better pears with the flavor of Bartlett and resistance to fireblight and pear psylla, [...]

Reflective fabric = more pears

By |September 1st, 2010|

Researchers are finding that a reflective mulch in the rows of a mature pear orchard can significantly increase yields [...]

Eastern growers can produce pears profitably

By |September 1st, 2010|

When planted in the tall spindle system, high density in itself reduced tree size, and the quince rootstock at [...]

NEW VITALITY in New York

By |September 1st, 2010|

IFTA members toured 14 orchards in an area along Lake Ontario’s south shore, where nearly 29,000 acres are devoted [...]

Use glyphosate with caution

By |September 1st, 2010|

This stunted apple tree, which has a large basal canker, is in an orchard where the grower used glyphosate [...]

Symptoms of glyphosate damage

By |September 1st, 2010|

Young trees can show injury after glyphosate application the previous year. One symptom of glyphosate damage is small spindly [...]

Managing new pests

By |September 1st, 2010|

Pacific Northwest growers are vigilant following reports of spotted wing drosophila among Concord grapes in eastern Washington and the [...]