March 15th 2015 Issue

Lanternfly targeted for eradication

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Efforts to eliminate the invasive spotted lanternfly will begin this spring in Pennsylvania.

O'Rourke: Apple prices will force efficiencies

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Grower profitability is influenced not just by prices received but by various other factors.

A model for apple thinning

By |March 20th, 2015|

Carbohydrate model and good weather information support grower decisions for apple thinning.

Antibiotic registered for fire blight control

By |March 19th, 2015|

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The bactericide Kasumin (kasugamycin) has been registered in the apple growing states of Washington, Michigan, New York, and Oregon for

Stress-free thinning

By |March 19th, 2015|

The model ensures it’s the trees that are stressed, not you.

Take the guesswork out of thinning

By |March 18th, 2015|

A predictive model enables growers to be in a planning mode rather than a crisis mode at chemical thinning time.

Fine growth regulator receives EPA approval

By |March 18th, 2015|

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Fine Americas, Inc., has received a Section 3 registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the plant growth regulator

Biennial pear congress to begin this year in Italy

By |March 18th, 2015|

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Beginning this year, Italy’s Interpoma congress and trade show, which focuses on apples, will be alternated with Futurpera, an exhibition

Precision pollination

By |March 18th, 2015|

Mechanical pollination could end use of chemicals or hand labor for thinning.

Bees as flying doctors

By |March 18th, 2015|

Honeybees deliver brown rot control to sweet cherry orchards.

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