February 15th 2011 Issue

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

By |February 15th, 2011|

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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.

BUYER BEWARE: Certified may not be clean

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Recent Washington State grower experiences of finding disease in a vineyard planted with certified stock have highlighted the weaknesses of

A program for scab control

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Photos courtesy of kerik cox, cornell university

Growers producing apples in the cool, damp northeast quadrant of the United States need

No apple releases imminent

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Washington State University’s apple breeder, Dr. Kate Evans, is not recommending that the university release another variety for at least

Little cherries, little flavor

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The cool weather of 2010 highlighted a growing concern about little cherries showing up in some orchards. Follow-up testing by

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