IFTA Summer Tour wraps up with focus on research, frost

By |July 18th, 2017|

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The Michigan tree fruit industry is chock full of innovative growers rapidly diversifying, modernizing and making research-backed changes designed to

Thwarting a cherry killer

By |July 17th, 2017|

Early research suggests acclimating trees and sending them into early dormancy may help prevent bacterial canker infections.

OSU researchers develop field test for crown gall

By |July 11th, 2017|

A woman can find out if she’s pregnant without going to a doctor. Soon, farmers may be able to find out if their fruit trees or grape vines have crown gall disease without going to a laboratory.

Colorado’s canker crisis costing millions

By |July 7th, 2017|

Growers and researchers are working together to figure out how to protect peach trees.

New Canadian pear varieties are fire blight tolerant

By |June 29th, 2017|

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A decade after a processing plant closed and persistent fire blight problems pushed many Ontario growers out of the pear

Northwest wine grape industry to streamline clean plant regulations

By |June 7th, 2017|

Coming clean at the Clean Plant Center Northwest

Rayapati: Risk of virus problems in field-grafted vineyards

By |June 6th, 2017|

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The increasing demand for grapevines in the Pacific Northwest has many growers turning to field grafting to expand or replace

Alfredo Reyes, a young grower from Royal City, Washington

By |June 2nd, 2017|

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family background / Alfredo was born in Mexico and grew up in Wenatchee with four sisters and two brothers. Everyone

Pscheidt: How to rate viruses

By |May 22nd, 2017|

With three-dozen different viruses that can be found on cherry trees, which ones do growers need to worry about?

What’s hiding in your orchard?

By |May 22nd, 2017|

A survey of cherry viruses in Oregon has turned up none that are new to the Pacific Northwest, which is a good thing. However, at least two new viruses, and possibly a third, have been detected in Oregon for the first time — and two of the three could have a significant impact on cherry production if not controlled.

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