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Diseases and Disorders

Featured stories about diseases and disorders, exports and marketing appear in this issue.

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Cherry committee up for renewal

  • March 1st, 2012

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 [...]

WSU recruiting

  • March 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • B.C. growers propose apple agency

B.C. growers propose apple agency

  • March 1st, 2012

Kirpal Boparai, president of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, says his priority is to get money into growers’ pockets.
Terry Edwards

British Columbia, Canada, apple [...]

  • Trapping for grape mealybug

Trapping for grape mealybug

  • March 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • Biocontrol is fragile

Biocontrol is fragile

  • March 1st, 2012

These four creatures have survived pesticide treatments to become the most important biocontrol agents in eastern apple orchards. There are two species of predatory [...]

New pesticide safety guide released

  • March 1st, 2012

Many practical ideas to solve everyday problems with pesticide handling have been invented and used by growers throughout Washington State. The Pacific Northwest Agricultural [...]

  • New options for fireblight control

New options for fireblight control

  • March 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • Parallel PEAKS

Parallel PEAKS

  • March 1st, 2012

Orchardist John McQuaig hopes hisbook will help people hold onto their dreams and keep heading upward in their business pursuits.
Geraldine Warner

Entrepreneur, orchardist, and [...]

Reduced risk?

  • March 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • Stinkbug poses BIG THREAT

Stinkbug poses BIG THREAT

  • March 1st, 2012

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 found in sweet cherries

Stinkbugs found in sweet cherries

  • March 1st, 2012

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 [...]

  • Tree Fruit Day in Olympia

Tree Fruit Day in Olympia

  • March 1st, 2012

Hort president David Douglas, left, and Jennifer Armen discussed tree fruit interests with Senator Linda Evans-Parlette in her Olympia office.
Jim Black

Thirty tree fruit [...]