Working with copper

By |March 15th, 2013|

Copper is a potent spray chemical, useful on many stone and pome fruits. It is active against bacterial diseases [...]

Kill the pathogen

By |March 15th, 2013|

Apple scab is a serious problem in humid climates, and McIntosh is very susceptible. Lesions occur on both leaves [...]

Bacterial canker

By |March 1st, 2013|

The weather turned hot and dry—­conditions conducive to healing the cuts without making the canker situation worse. Then, the [...]

Coppers are a fit for organics

By |February 15th, 2013|

Before the 1960s, there were no antibiotics to help orchardists control fireblight, one of the most destructive diseases of [...]

Fireblight is native to North America

By |February 15th, 2013|

Fireblight is a plant disease of apples and pears caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora. It is native to [...]

Growers have several choices in fireblight control

By |February 15th, 2013|

Pear and apple orchardists have a fairly broad field of products to use in controlling fireblight—and it should get [...]

Fireblight, antibiotics, and the NOSB

By |February 15th, 2013|

Antibiotics have long been key disease control materials for fireblight, one of the few uses of antibiotics in plant [...]

Last Bite

By |February 15th, 2013|

1  Which of the following is not a fruit symptom of little cherry disease?
a.    Small size
b.    Poor [...]

Fireblight-resistant apple

By |February 15th, 2013|

Ladina, a new high-quality apple variety with low susceptibility to fireblight and mildew, has been developed by a Swiss [...]

An expensive disorder

By |February 15th, 2013|

Photos courtesy of Bhaskar Bondada

A shrivel is not just a shrivel.

Of the various types of shrivel impacting grape quality, [...]