February 15th 2013 Issue

Last Bite

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1  Which of the following is not a fruit symptom of little cherry disease?
a.    Small size
b.    Poor color
c.    High acids
d.  

WSU Grape irrigation bulletin

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Washington State University Extension has released a new irrigation manual for vineyards, clarifying irrigation options and strategies for juice and

Natural enemy inventory

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Herbivore-induced plant volatile (HIPV) lure to attract natural enemies in orchards.

Monitoring is one of the key components of any successful

B.C. co-op seeks higher returns

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Fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada, centered in the Okanagan Valley but with sizeable operations in the Similkameen and Creston

Vigor control and promotion of fruiting of pear trees

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Considerable time is required to recoup the increased establishment costs that accompany higher density plantings given the precocity challenges associated

B.C. cooperative plans upgrades

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Unrealistic expectations of sale value contributed to delays in the disposal of surplus properties held by the Okanagan Tree Fruit

Good Stuff

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Hydroponic irrigation
New technology combining hydroponics and drip irrigation is being used to grow fruit trees, offering benefits to orchardists in

Turning on a plant’s defenses

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New technology is coming to the apple and pear industry to help control fireblight. Actigard is a systemic compound with

Why the National Organic Standards Board made its decision

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In 2011, when the National Organic Standards Board made a formal recommendation to the National Organic Program to permit oxytetracyline

Coppers are a fit for organics

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Before the 1960s, there were no antibiotics to help orchardists control fireblight, one of the most destructive diseases of pears

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