March 1st 2011 Issue

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

Play to win

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Oregon State University agricultural economist Clark Seavert, pictured in a high-density pear trial block at Hood River, Oregon,

Will the new pest go after grapes?

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Grape growers learn to identify spotted wing drosophila at a Washington State Grape Society meeting.
Photo by Melissa Hansen

Preliminary tests conducted

A primer on Botrytis cinerea

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Dr. Wayne Wilcox of Cornell University says Botrytis cinerea as a weak pathogen that prefers

Old pesticides wanted

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Bins should not be used for storing pesticides. The Department of Agriculture can bring all the necessary equipment to the

Bunch rot strategy for 2011

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PHOTO COURTESY OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY For Washington grape growers who had a bunch rot problem in

Cougarblight model updated

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Washington State University is working to help growers be better prepared to fight fireblight.

Washington State University’s Cougarblight model is being

Botrytis comes to dry Washington

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Last year’s cool season not only challenged growers and winemakers with slow fruit ripening, it also brought bunch rot to

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