February 15th 2011 Issue

Glory be

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Gordon Goodwin’s cherry orchard at Stemilt Hill, near Wenatchee, Washington, is in one of Washington’s later cherry districts. So, as

WA 2 ready for commercial plantings

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Washington growers can now obtain licenses to plant WA 2 on a commercial basis. WA 2 is the first apple

Good Job

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John Carter crowned king
The Dalles, Oregon, cherry grower John Carter was named 2010 Cherry King during the annual Cherry Institute

Washington’s grape disease worries grow

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Symptoms of grape fanleaf disease (shown on the leaf on the left) include vein banding and yellowing, possibly

Last Bite — Discovering Gold

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Top: The russet-resistant Smoothee, discovered in 1958, is the widest planted strain of Golden Delicious in the United States. Photo

Resistant rootstocks key to surviving fireblight

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Within the next two years, Cornell University plant pathologist Herb Aldwinckle hopes scientists and the tree fruit nurseries will have

Tackling scab resistance

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Apple growers in the Midwest who stuck by the “old ways” of applying fungicides have not faced the problem of

Scab-resistant varieties need protection, too

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When apple breeders in New Jersey, Indiana, and Illinois came together in 1926 to form the Purdue-Rutgers-Illinois university collaboration called

Opportunistic fungi

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Disease organisms invade injured tissue and develop cankers that release spores. Some red strains of McIntosh are susceptible, for reasons

Watch for crown gall and vine decline

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Vineyardists in the Pacific Northwest have been relatively lucky regarding the number of grape diseases they have to worry about.

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