Diseases & Disorders
Featured stories about diseases and disorders appear in this issue.
As Washington growers have ramped up production of organic apples, the volume of apples going into storage has also increased, and with it, the [...]
This is the fourth in a series of articles covering all aspects of planning and establishing a competitive orchard.
Before committing significant money to a [...]
Powdery mildew is a tough disease to control for Pacific Northwest cherry growers, but it’s even tougher for organic growers who have limited fungicides [...]
Left, Sleeping eye. Middle: Standard tree. Right: Potted trees. Bottom: Bench grafts.
Several types of trees are available from nurseries for planting, with costs as [...]
Orchards that have secondary bloom or have later-blooming varieties are more at risk for fireblight infection.
Controlling fireblight without antibiotics is doable, but it requires [...]
Workers harvest two-year-old Honeycrisp trees at C&O Nursery in Quincy, Washington.
Bench graft: Starts out as a rootstock, with the rootstock taken out of the layer [...]
Apple scab overwinters in infected leaves on the orchard floor. Spores from the dead leaves are produced in the spring and can cause primary [...]
As production volumes increase for Honeycrisp apples, the need for a longer marketing window becomes more important. Researchers like Ines Hanrahan are looking for [...]
Ask the following questions before choosing a nursery, suggests Cameron Nursery’s Paul Tvergyak.
Longevity—How long has the company been in business?
Reputation—Is the company reputable and [...]
When researching rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries, it’s obvious that rain is a requirement. Two years of research, though yielding little rain-induced cracking, have [...]
Focus on what you can control was the message given to growers by cherry marketers who shared thoughts on how to move larger cherry [...]
The Young Grower Alliance is growing. It’s still shy of its official fourth birthday, but the YGA has expanded beyond its southeastern Pennsylvania roots [...]
Every year, the Valicoff Fruit Company in the Yakima Valley dutifully sends off W-2 tax forms for its pickers. President Rob Valicoff says he [...]
Orchardists represent a sliver of American agriculture. Most of our nation’s farmers grow field crops such as corn, wheat, and soybeans. Many raise livestock, [...]
Arden Harris was a member of a family that pioneered in the development of the lumber resources of the Entiat and Waterville regions of [...]
Grapevine fanleaf, an infectious degenerative disease, is the oldest known viral disease of grapevines. It is believed that fanleaf virus originated from ancient Persia [...]