March 1st 2011 Issue

Good Stuff

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The Digi-Test is a new instrument for assessing the internal quality of apples. It probes deeper into the

Buffers would make orchards vulnerable

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If no-spray buffers proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency go into effect, orchardists will be unable to use critical

Play to win

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The three key aspects for successful orchard renewal are still price, yield, and cost, but the winning strategy is to

Defense strategies

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Brown marmorated stinkbug nymphs develop through five instars, all feeding on fruit. Nymphs and adults cause both external

Good Job

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Jim and Rose King, at left, and John and Betsy King, right, pose with their award and the

A primer on Botrytis cinerea

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Dr. Wayne Wilcox of Cornell University says Botrytis cinerea as a weak pathogen that prefers injured, senescent tissue, such as

Grower battles bug

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Gerrardstown, West Virginia, apple grower George Behling is one very concerned grower. He first saw this stinkbug two years ago,

Bunch rot strategy for 2011

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For Washington grape growers who had a bunch rot problem in 2010, efforts to get rid

Ready for drosophila

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Spotted wing drosophila larvae that hatch from eggs inside the fruit sometimes pop out and walk around on

Botrytis comes to dry Washington

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Latent infections inside a cluster can take over the bunch by harvest time.
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Last year’s cool season

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