Hansen: Test for nutrients before spending big money

By |April 19th, 2016|

Wine industry funded research can save growers money and lead to healthier vineyard soils.

Know your soil before picking your rootstock

By |April 13th, 2016|

Researchers encourage growers to match a rootstock’s ability to absorb nutrients to those nutrients found in the soil.

Looking for new pollinizers

By |March 23rd, 2016|

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For decades, apple growers have used Manchurian crab apples to pollinate their fruit.

The crab apples bloom early, and Snowdrift apples

Researcher is targeting bull’s-eye rot

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Findings show treatments before and after harvest reduce infection rates.

OSU names new director of Food Innovation Center

By |March 16th, 2016|

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Oregon State University has named David Stone, a public health toxicologist and communications expert, as the new director of its

Apple scab spores showing up in eastern U.S. orchards

By |March 16th, 2016|

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The first apple scab spores of the season have been detected in both Pennsylvania and New York orchards, according to

Plum pox virus control zone

By |March 7th, 2016|

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Getting local fruit varieties into local orchards is a particular challenge in Ontario because breeding work takes place within the

Controlling crown gall disease

By |March 1st, 2016|

Keys to combating crown gall disease in wine grapes are clean plants, avoiding freeze damage and pairing appropriate varieties to sites.

Hansen: Wine grapes — An IPM success story

By |March 1st, 2016|

Integrated pest management research has saved Washington’s wine grape growers millions in pesticide costs.

Getting to the rot of the problem

By |February 25th, 2016|

Researchers study how best to prevent spread of disease from Manchurian crab apple pollinizers.

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