February 15th 2015 Issue

Learning on the go: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 26th, 2015|

Dr. Terence Robinson finds a captive class on the bus.

Munckhof machine makes inroads: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 26th, 2015|

The harvest machine is widely used around the world but has only recently been sold in the United States.

Research on rot is under way

By |February 26th, 2015|

Plant pathologist is working to determine if pruning and spraying crab apple trees effectively controls postharvest rots.

Red blotch knowledge grows

By |February 26th, 2015|

The search continues for possible vectors.

Armillaria resistance explored

By |February 26th, 2015|

Amur chokecherry, used as a rootstock, may protect stone fruits from Armillaria.

Mildew threatens cherries all season

By |February 26th, 2015|

Cherries become increasingly susceptible during the growing season.

60 years in pears

By |February 26th, 2015|

Fred Valentine’s philosophy is that exchanging ideas benefits everyone.

A vocal tree-fruit advocate

By |February 26th, 2015|

Fred Valentine has always had growers’ interests at heart.

Flavor reigns at Andy’s Orchard

By |February 17th, 2015|

Andy Mariani and his tree-ripened fruit have a cult-like following.

New era in fire blight control

By |February 17th, 2015|

Organic growers face future without antibiotics for fire blight control.

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