Project Description

Growth

Featured stories about pollination, fruiting and pest management appear in this issue.

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Bee Care Center

  • March 15th, 2013

Bayer CropScience has begun construction of its North American Bee Care Center at its headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

The center is to [...]

  • What could replace Manchurian?

What could replace Manchurian?

  • March 15th, 2013

The apple industry uses Manchurian crab as a pollinizer because of its compatibility with the major apple varieties. This Manchurian is pictured in a [...]

  • Conserving wild pollinators

Conserving wild pollinators

  • March 15th, 2013

PHOTO COURTESY OF MARY ANN FRAZIER

Cornell University has a new publication called Wild Pollinators of Eastern Apple Orchards and How to Conserve Them, compiled [...]

  • Living with cherry diseases

Living with cherry diseases

  • March 15th, 2013

Little cherry disease made a dramatic resurgence in Washington in 2010 and has since spread rapidly. These Sweetheart cherries show symptoms of small and [...]

  • Kill the pathogen

Kill the pathogen

  • March 15th, 2013

Apple scab is a serious problem in humid climates, and McIntosh is very susceptible. Lesions occur on both leaves and fruit.
PHOTO COURTESY OF [...]

  • Deer Wars

Deer Wars

  • March 15th, 2013

Growers in the prime fruit-growing area surrounding Grand Traverse Bay in northwest Michigan are protesting the conversion of their orchards into prime hunting ground [...]

  • Apple name delights grower

Apple name delights grower

  • March 15th, 2013

Bob Meyer, right, discusses the merits of WSU’s new apples WA 2 and WA 38 with Jim Cowin at a field day to showcase [...]

  • Got FRUIT?

Got FRUIT?

  • March 15th, 2013

It’s a simple, two-word question: Got milk?

But that question marked a turning point in how consumers thought about milk. No longer was it just [...]

No fruit, no funding

  • March 15th, 2013

The short fruit crop in the eastern United States last year had a dramatic impact on research and promotion programs organized under state and [...]

  • Water inside grapes

Water inside grapes

  • March 15th, 2013

The Syrah cluster on the right was treated with the antitranspirant Vapor Gard; nontreated cluster is on the left. The treated cluster showed slower [...]

  • Developing a disease management program

Developing a disease management program

  • March 15th, 2013

Washington State University viticulture extension specialist Dr. Michelle Moyer suggests growers consider the following when developing a ­disease management program:

•    Reproductive rate of the [...]

Preventing mildew

  • March 15th, 2013

Guide for grape pest management available
Washington State University’s 2013 Grape Pest Management Guide includes recommendations for controlling insects, weeds, diseases, and other pests. [...]

  • Project objectives

Project objectives

  • March 15th, 2013

Five specific objectives for the ­Integrated Crop Pollination ­project are:

Identify economically valuable pollinators and the factors affecting their abundance.
Develop habitat management practices to [...]

  • WA 38 will have a name

WA 38 will have a name

  • March 15th, 2013

The commercialization plan for WA 38 will be different than for its first release, WA 2.

Washington State University is finalizing a plan for how [...]

  • Integrated Crop Pollination

Integrated Crop Pollination

  • March 15th, 2013

Honeybees have probably the largest and most loyal following of any insects in the animal kingdom. Honey is considered the most natural and purest [...]

  • Working with copper

Working with copper

  • March 15th, 2013

Copper is a potent spray chemical, useful on many stone and pome fruits. It is active against bacterial diseases like fireblight, bacterial canker, and [...]

Focus on next season

  • March 15th, 2013

The 2012 Northwest cherry season was a challenging one, but growers need to focus on next season and not worry about the things they [...]

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