MSU researcher to growers: fire blight is just “bad, bad, bad”

By |February 8th, 2016|

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A Michigan State University researcher gave a bleak view of fire blight as one of the highlights today (Monday), Day

Growers rebuild after plum pox

By |December 21st, 2015|

Some Ontario growers have turned to wine grapes, while others are growing fresh stone fruit varieties.

Washington still holds the organic edge

By |October 30th, 2015|

Although Europe has extensive organic acreage, much of it is not very productive.

Those rotten Honeycrisp

By |June 22nd, 2015|

Among the cultivar’s many problem features is exceptional susceptibility to fruit rots.

Is ‘Grape Virus Tax’ hitting your pocketbook?

By |May 26th, 2015|

A new study estimates the economic losses from grape leafroll disease.

Remove cherry virus infected trees quickly

By |May 26th, 2015|

There is no cure for little cherry virus. Removing trees will help stop it spreading.

WSU team taking on cherry disease

By |May 18th, 2015|

Little cherry virus 2 is spread by mealybugs

Antibiotic registered for fire blight control

By |March 19th, 2015|

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The bactericide Kasumin (kasugamycin) has been registered in the apple growing states of Washington, Michigan, New York, and Oregon for

Bees as flying doctors

By |March 18th, 2015|

Honeybees deliver brown rot control to sweet cherry orchards.

Cool, wet soils trigger chlorosis

By |March 10th, 2015|

Avoid early spring irrigation to avoid chlorosis problems in Concord vineyards.

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