February 15th 2019 Issue

Bitter rot spotting in Northeast and Midwest

By |February 27th, 2019|

North Carolina researcher gives Northeast, Midwest growers a head start on fighting apple disease.

Sale of Broetje Orchards creates FirstFruits Farms

By |February 27th, 2019|

New owner plans to continue many employee-support programs created by Broetje.

New Innovator grant targets pesticide residue

By |February 26th, 2019|

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Fighting pests by spraying ozonated water and steaming them with hot, highly refined oil vapors: Those are two ideas researcher

San Jose scale scuffle in Michigan

By |February 26th, 2019|

Michigan cherry growers take on San Jose scale.

Managing fire blight for the conventional grower

By |February 21st, 2019|

A collection of the most-repeated tips for fire blight management.

Midwest faces strep-resistant fire blight

By |February 21st, 2019|

After a tough 2018, Michigan hopes to control fire blight this season.

Stopping shoot blight

By |February 21st, 2019|

Researchers investigate new ways to protect trees without sacrificing growth.

Organic control options for fire blight

By |February 21st, 2019|

OSU researcher shares tips for organic growers battling fire blight.

Viral link examined in rapid apple decline

By |February 20th, 2019|

Researchers have uncovered a new virus associated with the mysterious, rapid collapse of young dwarf apple trees, but discovering if it’s the culprit will require more research.

Little cherry disease creates a big problem

By |February 20th, 2019|

Little cherry disease may be approaching epidemic levels.

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