March 1st 2011 Issue

Rainfastness of pesticides varies

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Folklore says that after a heavy rainfall, you might as well get your sprayer out and reapply your insecticides. For

Grower battles bug

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PHOTO BY TRACY LESKEY

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

Stinkbugs on the move

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Adult brown marmorated stinkbugs feed on ripe peaches, a preferred fruit.

New food safety law could swallow GAP programs

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When provisions of the new food safety law (the ­American Food Safety Modernization Act) are implemented, Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)

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 the surface.

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

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