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May 28th, 2014|0 Comments
USDA researchers identified specific volatiles that attract spotted wing drosophila.
May 23rd, 2014|0 Comments
Better traps should help growers determine when to spray for spotted wing drosophila.
May 23rd, 2014|1 Comment
Preliminary figures indicate a $265 per acre rise, compared to a 2010 survey.
A build-up of spores after harvest can increase disease pressure the next year.
Marketers strategize about how to keep consumers buying cherries in the late season.
New technology allows California packers to manage new varieties more effectively.
May 20th, 2014|0 Comments
In California’s climate, spotted wing drosophila thrives during the winter.
A trapping program is vital so growers know where the spotted wing drosophila is and when.
Sagemoor’s cherries, apples, plus well-established wine grapes attract new owners.
Two northern California cherry packers are using new grading and sorting technology for the 2014 cherry season. Both held open houses in April to show
Merivon fungicide has been registered for use on pome and stone fruit in New York. In field trials, it has controlled diseases such as apple
There’s no slowdown yet in wine grape plantings in California. Growers in the state added around 21,000 acres of wine grapes last year, according to
Health research is a priority for the Northwest Cherry Growers.
The African fig fly, a relative of the spotted wing drosophila, is bigger and more competitive.
May 19th, 2014|0 Comments
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May 14th, 2014|0 Comments
Don’t assume that red leaves mean grapevine leafroll virus — they could be symptoms of a new disease.
New plant doubles the cherry volume for Washington Fruit.
May 14th, 2014|2 Comments
The new consumer bags protect fruit better and allow high-definition graphics, but are more costly to pack.
Apple thinning gets more predictable as scientists gain understanding.
West Coast cherry packers are quickly adopting new sorting technology.
A new pear pest management plan underlines the need for smaller trees and more efficient systems.
August 23rd, 2016|0 Comments
Several devices and methods to measure fruit quality have been introduced to the market — here’s a look at what they do.
August 11th, 2016|0 Comments
Even as retailers continue to up the ante by adding more restrictive food safety requirements for produce suppliers, tree fruit growers and packers will soon
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