November 2012 Issue

Cold is hot topic at Expo

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Great Lakes region fruit growers won’t soon forget 2012, the year that Mother Nature, for the first time in the

Austrian researcher tests seaweed claims

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Manufacturers of biostimulants derived from ­seaweed, or algae, say the products can provide multiple benefits when applied to crops.

Purported benefits

Sterile insects get a boost

By |November 1st, 2012|

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In 1959, the very nasty flesh-invading screwworm fly was eradicated from Florida using a new kind of technology called SIT—Sterile

Students follow grapes from berry to bottle

By |November 1st, 2012|

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During the second week of class, having had just two lectures to learn about safety and sanitation, Trent Ball’s students

AGweathernet will work with mobile devices

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet is a state-of-the-art automated weather data collection and decision support system.

It provides a Web-based suite of

Vineyard and winery courses go online

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Yakima Valley Community College, through a national science grant, is transitioning its vineyard and winery educational program to an online

Weather forecasting tested

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Washington State University’s automated weather station network, is testing a national forecasting model as a tool to predict weather systems,

In The Box

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Missing Pear Fact
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

I greatly enjoyed your September pear issue of the Good Fruit Grower.

The article “A plethora

Research project tackles trunk diseases

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Researchers will use nearly $1.8 million in grant money to develop new detection, extension, and research tools for managing wood-canker

Seaweeds tested for pest control

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Seaweed extracts are typically used by growers with the aim of improving tree growth and enhancing fruit yields and quality.

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