May 15th 2012 Issue

Spotlight on apple skin problems

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Cracks in the fruit cuticle can form soon after bloom (back), exposing the underlying hypodermal cells to air, stimulating a

Good to Know: Irrigation scheduling

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Troy Peters, left, checks the irrigation scheduler on his phone in a cherry orchard with Sean Hill, AgWeatherNet Web developer,

Antisplit agents help

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SureSeal, a new protective coating, at right, patented by Oregon State University that stretches as the fruit grows, needs complete

Future pear research area

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AVG could be a valuable new tool, along with NAA, for preventing premature fruit drop in pears. Some questions for

Early Robin, early blush

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Early Robin looks set to become an important variety in the Pacific Northwest, as growers try to get a jump on the blushed-cherry deal.

Steps to manage canker

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Scientists have developed the following ­integrated approach to manage canker in cherries:

Avoid interplanting new with old trees. Rain can splash

Not just a raincover

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This Dutch cherry orchard has a rain cover and is enclosed on the sides with netting to keep out insects

Good to Know

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VG is a substituted amino acid derived via fermenting the naturally occurring antibiotic rhizobitoxine. After its activity was discovered in

Bacterial canker requires an integrated approach

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A canker from the bacteria Pseudomonas syringae has developed in this young cherry tree.
Photo by Ken Johnson, OSU

With copper bactericides

Later and later cherries

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Sweetheart, a late-season cultivar developed at the Summerland research center in British Columbia, Canada, is the second-most planted variety in

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