February 15th 2010 Issue

Storing organic apples is not easy

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As Washington growers have ramped up production of organic apples, the volume of apples going into storage has also increased,

Controlling mildew in organic cherries

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Powdery mildew is a tough disease to control for Pacific Northwest cherry growers, but it’s even tougher for organic growers

Fireblight without antibiotics

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Orchards that have secondary bloom or have later-blooming varieties are more at risk for fireblight infection.

Controlling fireblight without antibiotics is

Scab control more challenging

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Apple scab overwinters in infected leaves on the orchard floor. Spores from the dead leaves are produced in the spring

Questions to ask a prospective nursery

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Ask the following questions before choosing a nursery, ­suggests Cameron Nursery’s Paul Tvergyak.

Longevity—How long has the company been in business?

Reputation—Is

Moving larger crops in the future

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Focus on what you can control was the message given to growers by cherry marketers who shared thoughts on how

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