Diseases and Disorders
Featured stories about diseases and disorders, exports and marketing appear in this issue.
Brian Bahder transfers a first-instar grape mealybug from a grapevine leafroll-diseased Concord vine to a healthy Concord vine to assess mealybug competency as a [...]
These four creatures have survived pesticide treatments to become the most important biocontrol agents in eastern apple orchards. There are two species of predatory [...]
Many practical ideas to solve everyday problems with pesticide handling have been invented and used by growers throughout Washington State. The Pacific Northwest Agricultural [...]
Fireblight in apple.
New products could be registered in the United States this season to manage fireblight in apples and pears.
One is Blossom Protect whose [...]
Orchardist John McQuaig hopes hisbook will help people hold onto their dreams and keep heading upward in their business pursuits.
Entrepreneur, orchardist, and [...]
A three-year study just completed in Michigan apple orchards showed that reduced-risk pesticides—which growers are now adopting—are more damaging to the functional ecology of [...]
The dreaded brown marmorated stinkbug is gradually making its way towards major tree fruit and grape growing regions in Oregon and Washington where $4 [...]
Stinkbugs are likely to move into cherry orchards by mid- to late July.
Photo courtesy of washington state University
Stinkbugs in the past haven’t been [...]
Doug Walsh, holding a mealybug pheromone trap, says that such traps have been used throughout the state to look for vine mealybug. Thus far, [...]
A female spotted wing drosophila is about to enter a Contech apple cider vinegar trap. WSU scientists will be trapping for the pest during [...]
Hort president David Douglas, left, and Jennifer Armen discussed tree fruit interests with Senator Linda Evans-Parlette in her Olympia office.
Thirty tree fruit [...]
Michigan tart cherry growers will cast mail-in ballots between March 12 and March 25 to determine whether the Michigan Cherry Committee, which is organized [...]
Dr. Charles Lapins selected the Lapins cherry more than 40 years ago.
Charles Lapins came to North America as a farm laborer after World War [...]
Washington State University is beginning the hiring process for two new endowed position supported by the special assessment that apple and pear growers will begin [...]
Kirpal Boparai, president of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, says his priority is to get money into growers’ pockets.
British Columbia, Canada, apple [...]
Penn State University entomologist Dr. David Biddinger provided some rules of thumb growers can apply so as not to destroy all natural enemies and [...]