Too hot to handle

By |January 21st, 2014|

Pyrethroid barrier trunk sprays have proven effective against cutworms in Washington State, but for growers who want to avoid [...]

Alternatives for disease control

By |January 13th, 2014|

Chitosan not only reduces decay but induces resistance in the plant.

Little cherry disease is spreading

By |November 18th, 2013|

A new discovery this summer could help explain the growing spread of little cherry disease in the Pacific Northwest, but it will make control more difficult, say researchers.

Preparing for change

By |October 18th, 2013|

When Dr. Stefano Musacchi arrived in Washington State in August, he knew the expectations were high.

Musacchi, a world-renowned pomologist [...]

New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do [...]

Peach growers challenges

By |September 1st, 2013|

Growing peaches is getting easier in some ways, harder in others, a rather normal description of many orchardists’ efforts. [...]

Precise disease management is complicated

By |September 1st, 2013|

Like insects, diseases develop in predictable ways based on ­growing-degree accumulations, but diseases are driven more by moisture than [...]

Growers need to adjust sprayers for deposition and drift

By |September 1st, 2013|

Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of [...]

WSU apple breeder screens for fireblight resistance

By |August 9th, 2013|

Washington State University’s apple breeding program is now screening seedlings and selections for fireblight resistance.

During WSU’s annual field day [...]

Fire blight concerns ease in Medford, Oregon

By |July 23rd, 2013|

  Concerns that fireblight would cause significant damage to this year’s pear harvest in the Medford, Oregon, [...]