February 15th 2007 Issue

Should there be quality standards for red cherries?

By |February 15th, 2007|

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The 2006 Pacific Northwest cherry season was mixed, with some areas hit by rain and high temperatures that resulted in

Mildew develops resistance

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Cherry powdery mildew is developing resistance to common fungicides in some Pacific Northwest orchards, according to preliminary data from Oregon

Last Bite: So Good You Can Eat Them in the Dark!

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Stubbs Fruit & Storage Company was founded in 1920 and enjoyed, perhaps, the most phenomenal

A dreaded virus

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Plum pox virus, a stone fruit disease first found in the United States eight years ago, has the potential to

Resistant varieties in the pipeline

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Dr. Jim Olmstead, manager of Washington State University’s cherry breeding program at Prosser, has developed two new cherry varieties which

The Spoils of Winter

By |February 15th, 2007|

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From November through February, icy winter winds reach down from the Arctic and grip the Pacific Northwest where Good Fruit

Grape growers surveyed on shrivel

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Berry shrivel affects between 5 to 10 percent of Washington’s grape crop, according to a recent Washington State University survey.

Grape disorder shrivels profits

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Berry shrivel, a problem in vineyards around the world, results in sour-tasting grapes that are unwanted by

Bois noir is a big concern

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With the recent find of a new phytoplasma disease north of the Washington State-Canada border, grape growers should be extra

Beware of grapevine yellows

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Wine grapes infected by Flavescence dorée, showing brown, shrivelled fruits. The discovery of the disease Bois

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