New Developments

Breeders continue effort to develop early cherry varieties

By |June 2nd, 2016|

California breeders continue efforts to develop early cherry varieties.

Pear growers again hold the line on marketing assessment

By |June 1st, 2016|

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For the fifth year straight, the assessment charged to growers for the federal marketing order for processed pears will remain

Breeding better rootstocks

By |May 27th, 2016|

Michigan State pursues patents for improved cherry rootstocks using plantings in the Pacific Northwest.

Spraying for powdery mildew

By |May 27th, 2016|

Study aims to find best time to apply fungicide.

The problem of powdery mildew

By |May 27th, 2016|

WSU researcher to study cherries’ sudden transition from resistant to susceptible during the growing season.

Suzanne Niemann, a young grower from Yakima, Washington

By |May 27th, 2016|

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family background / Suzanne’s love of agriculture grew out of her interest in the sciences. She is the daughter of

Two growers weigh in on cider apple varieties

By |May 27th, 2016|

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Two key growers in the cider apple market are weighing in for Good Fruit Grower on commonly used cider apple

Hoppers at heart of red blotch

By |May 26th, 2016|

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Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified the three-cornered alfalfa treehopper (Spissistilus festinus) as the first known vector

Hansen: Research leads to better control for grape disease

By |May 25th, 2016|

Saved fungicide sprays for powdery mildew keep $2 million-plus in grape growers’ pockets.

Organic control of SWD

By |May 25th, 2016|

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Researchers are tackling what they call “cultural tactics” to determine nonchemical farming practices — such as pruning and thinning techniques

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