Interpoma, the trade show held every other year in Bolzano, Italy, is, as the name suggests, all about apples—an international trade show devoted to apple production, storage, and marketing.

The show last November 20-22—the ninth since it began in 1998—drew 423 exhibitors from 20 nations and 17,974 visitors from more than 70 countries, a 12.5 percent increase over 2012.

“The success of Interpoma 2014 confirms Trentino-South Tyrol as the homeland of the apple,” promoters said.

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The Michigan research team erected kestrel boxes in a cherry orchard in 2012. (Courtesy Rebecca May)


Major advances with pheromones. Click image to enlarge. (Jared Johnson/Good Fruit Grower illustration. Courtesy Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein/Colorado State University Adult codling moth, Cydia pomonella.)

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The top photo shows the plume of pheromone released by a passive dispenser. The size and reach of plumes from passive dispensers is the same regardless of concentration. The bottom is an example of a plume created by an active pheromone aerosol dispenser. The big burst of small particles that are 70 to 80 microns in size travel up to 500 feet.