February 15th, 2011|0 Comments
Disease organisms invade injured tissue and develop cankers that release spores. Some red strains of McIntosh are susceptible, for reasons unknown, to opportunistic diseases that
Vineyardists in the Pacific Northwest have been relatively lucky regarding the number of grape diseases they have to worry about. But recent experiences indicate that
Recent Washington State grower experiences of finding disease in a vineyard planted with certified stock have highlighted the weaknesses of state plant health certification programs
Photos courtesy of kerik cox, cornell university
Growers producing apples in the cool, damp northeast quadrant of the United States need to take a step-by-careful-step approach
Washington State University’s apple breeder, Dr. Kate Evans, is not recommending that the university release another variety for at least a year or two.
The cool weather of 2010 highlighted a growing concern about little cherries showing up in some orchards. Follow-up testing by Washington State University confirmed that
Coordinators of a migrant education program in Yakima, Washington, are hoping that fruit growers will encourage their employees and their families to take part.
To achieve a yield of 50 to 70 bins per acre, the canopy of a new orchard must be established by the third season after
Because of an increasingly competitive U.S. market, the salvation of the Washington apple industry will be overseas markets, and the industry will need to become
Todd Fryhover, president of the Washington Apple Commission, is concerned about a possible decrease in federal funding for export promotions.
Photo by Geraldine Warner
Since generic apple
The evaluation and commercialization process
Phase 1: Initial seedling selection and evaluation by WSU
Phase 2: Small-scale on-farm trials with five trees at about two sites
Gordon Goodwin’s cherry orchard at Stemilt Hill, near Wenatchee, Washington, is in one of Washington’s later cherry districts. So, as he’s updated his orchard over
Washington growers can now obtain licenses to plant WA 2 on a commercial basis. WA 2 is the first apple variety from Washington State University’s
John Carter crowned king
The Dalles, Oregon, cherry grower John Carter was named 2010 Cherry King during the annual Cherry Institute meeting held in Yakima, Washington.
Symptoms of grape fanleaf disease (shown on the leaf on the left) include vein banding and yellowing, possibly resembling herbicide-damaged leaves. Washington
Top: The russet-resistant Smoothee, discovered in 1958, is the widest planted strain of Golden Delicious in the United States. Photo courtesy of Willow Drive Nursery
Within the next two years, Cornell University plant pathologist Herb Aldwinckle hopes scientists and the tree fruit nurseries will have solved the problems of propagating
Apple growers in the Midwest who stuck by the “old ways” of applying fungicides have not faced the problem of apple scab becoming resistant to
When apple breeders in New Jersey, Indiana, and Illinois came together in 1926 to form the Purdue-Rutgers-Illinois university collaboration called PRI, their number-one goal was
November 30th, 2016|0 Comments
“Continuous Change,” the theme of the Washington State Tree Fruit Association 112th Annual Meeting, is a familiar challenge to the Washington tree fruit industry.
November 4th, 2016|0 Comments
It seems we are the victims of our own inaction. This month we will vote for America’s next president and yet, at this writing, neither
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