Top Five pear research needs

By |September 1st, 2013|

Although most pears are grown in traditional orchards, the same way they’ve been grown for many decades, there’s not [...]

Pest management requires precise tools

By |September 1st, 2013|

Over the years, fruit growers have traded in their shotgun-like pest control tools for more precise rifle-like tools and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Five ways to make sure people eat fewer peaches

By |July 1st, 2013|

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Grow just one variety. Growing one variety will limit your marketing season and the number of times consumers [...]

Surround might deter stinkbugs

By |June 1st, 2013|

The brown marmorated stinkbug is a challenge to control for any fruit grower, and organic growers have the fewest [...]

Science on the Hudson

By |May 15th, 2013|

Modern apple tree plantings have been made at the Hudson Valley Lab.
PHOTO BY RICHARD LEHNERT

Workers at Cornell University’s [...]

SWD in Europe

By |May 15th, 2013|

A female spotted wing drosophila lays eggs on a cherry.
PHOTO BY PETER SHEARER, OSU

Fluctuating populations of spotted wing [...]

SWD challenges growers

By |May 15th, 2013|

Unlike the common drosophila flies, spotted wing drosophila will attack cherries before they are ripe.
PHOTO BY PETER SHEARER, [...]

Outreach: The final goal

By |May 15th, 2013|

Field horticulturists from Chelan Fruit Cooperative examine beneficial insects during a hands-on workshop offered in February. Inset: Angela Gadino [...]