Tart cherries threatened

By |February 26th, 2015|

Entomologists in Michigan are still trying to determine whether spotted wing drosophila will be a significant tart cherry pest.

“We [...]

Research on rot is under way

By |February 26th, 2015|

Plant pathologist is working to determine if pruning and spraying crab apple trees effectively controls postharvest rots.

Red blotch knowledge grows

By |February 26th, 2015|

The search continues for possible vectors.

Armillaria resistance explored

By |February 26th, 2015|

Amur chokecherry, used as a rootstock, may protect stone fruits from Armillaria.

Mildew threatens cherries all season

By |February 26th, 2015|

Cherries become increasingly susceptible during the growing season.

SWD research continues

By |February 25th, 2015|

Great progress has been made in the last five years in learning about spotted wing drosophila, but much more [...]

New era in fire blight control

By |February 17th, 2015|

Organic growers face future without antibiotics for fire blight control.

Fire blight can spread quickly

By |February 17th, 2015|

Scientists know quite a lot about fire blight. Its basic source is in cankers from previous infections.

The bacteria overwinter [...]

Getting the most out of CougarBlight

By |February 17th, 2015|

Model helps assess and forecast fire blight risk.

Concrete support: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Across South Tyrol, growers use posts made of concrete, rather than wood.