February 15th 2009 Issue

Deadly combination

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Though several species of the grape mealybug complex have been found to transmit grapevine leafroll virus, it’s the vine mealybug

Fan leaf in Washington State

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Classic symptoms of fan leaf virus on Pinot Noir include yellowing leaf discoloration. Washington State grape

Disease potential

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This cluster was infected with downy mildew about two weeks before bloom. Washington growers would likely see this

Fungicides registered for thermofogging

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Fungicides that can be applied to tree fruit in storage by a process called thermofogging have been registered in the

Storing Honeycrisp

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Left: Soft scald on Honeycrisp. Right: Honeycrisp with soggy breakdown. Honeycrisp is a challenging apple to

Update on bacterial canker of stone fruit

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Bacterial canker, caused by Pseudomonas syringae pvs. syringae (PSS) and morsprunorum, is an important disease of sweet cherry, tart cherry,

Good Stuff

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Low-profile cab Blueline Equipment Company of Moxee, Washington, has developed a low-profile cab designed specifically to fit on

B.C. orchardists reach out

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At a time when fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada, were feeling the pinch of a sinking economy, they reached

Carbon credits and markets: Cap and trade comes to Washington

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Our newly elected president has publicly embraced the establishment of a government-mandated "cap and trade" system to help combat global

Spreading fireblight

By |February 15th, 2009|

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A German mechanical blossom thinner has potential to reduce hand thinning in tree fruit orchards, but it also can spread

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