March 1st 2006 Issue

Survival means growing better fruit with less labor

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Many Washington State tree fruit growers have been slow to adopt technology in the orchard so far, but unless they

Apple maggot continues to spread

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Apple maggot is not difficult to control, but it is a serious problem if found in orchards because it’s a

Rootstocks show resistance to replant disease

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A rootstock breeding program that has released seven fireblight-resistant rootstocks shows no signs of slowing down. Thousands more genotypes are

Obliquebanded leafroller displaces pandemis

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The obliquebanded leafroller has displaced pandemis as the primary leafroller pest in north central Washington.

Mike Doerr, entomologist with Washington State

Health message gains importance

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Just a few years ago, all that buyers cared about was the appearance of the apples they bought. “You never

You can’t stop drift, but you can reduce the risks

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All sprays drift, but pesticide users can reduce the impact of drift by using lower-risk pesticides. Dr. Alan

People can afford to pay more for food

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People have more cash to spend than ever before, yet spend a shrinking proportion of their income on food.

Apple attractant not found yet

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Researchers have been unable to duplicate whatever it is in apples that attracts codling moths. Dr. Peter Landolt, research

Why not fresh-cut pears?

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The equivalent of more than a million boxes of apples were sold in the form of fresh slices last year.

Breakthrough in codling moth control

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Dr. Doug Light with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California, and Dr. Alan Knight

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