February 15th 2009 Issue

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

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

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