February 15th 2013 Issue

Fireblight-resistant apple

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Ladina, a new high-quality apple variety with low susceptibility to fireblight and mildew, has been developed by a Swiss research

Fireblight, antibiotics, and the NOSB

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Antibiotics have long been key disease control materials for fireblight, one of the few uses of antibiotics in plant agriculture.

How the NOSB makes decisions

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The National Organic Standards Board is a federal advisory committee that makes the decisions on which inputs can be used

Who’s on the NOSB

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The National Organic Standards Board has 15 members who serve five-year terms, though the terms are not equally staggered.

The membership

An expensive disorder

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Photos courtesy of Bhaskar Bondada

A shrivel is not just a shrivel.

Of the various types of shrivel impacting grape quality, sour

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