February 15th 2009 Issue

Cap and trade: pros and cons

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Here’s how a cap and trade system works: —A government entity sets a limit (cap) on the amount of a

Delving into pitting

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An example of surface pitting on Sweetheart cherries. Surface pitting in sweet cherries is a common,

Controlling pear scald

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Kristi Deschuytter is working to find new scald A popular ripening inhibitor used on apples

Action on immigration reform?

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Although there is consensus that comprehensive immigration reform legislation will not be addressed in 2009, there are signs that reform

Scab resistance breakdown

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Apple scab is the most important disease in the Midwest. Scab-resistant apple cultivars are more resistant

Breeding program bears fruit

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Apple breeder Dr. Kate Evans says sequencing of the human genome led to huge advances in genomics and

Last Bite – The Guinan Story

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Rainier Fruit Company exists today as the marketing arm of Zirkle Fruit Company. Lyman Bunting

Look out for leafroll

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Grapevine leafroll virus, able to spread through vineyards from infected propagation material, vectors, human activity, and root grafting, is a

Keeping vine mealybug out

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Oregon’s wine industry, worried about the threat of vine mealybug and potential for rapid spread of grapevine leafroll virus, is

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

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