New Developments

Battling birds with lights, sounds : Videos

By |August 6th, 2018|

Makers of new noise and laser deterrents promise birds won’t habituate to the technology.

Be gone, starlings

By |August 6th, 2018|

Bird control in British Columbia benefits from area-wide approach.

WTFRC releases results from 2018 cherry pesticide residue study

By |August 2nd, 2018|

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission conducted its annual study of residues of commonly used pesticides on cherries at harvest.

MCP treatments can be tricky

By |July 31st, 2018|

New study confirms numerous factors that go into successfully using MCP on pears.

Mid-Atlantic blueberry growers wanted for survey

By |July 31st, 2018|

The survey takes about 2 to 3 minutes and is available for blueberry growers until Sept. 1.

The new buzz for blossoms

By |July 30th, 2018|

Drones won’t replace bees for pollination, but they may help.

Guilherme Fontanella Sander, a young grower from Vale do Sol, Brazil

By |July 27th, 2018|

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family background / Guilherme grew up working alongside his father Renato and mother Edna at orchards in Southern Brazil. Guilherme

That’s a wrap: IFTA summer tour concludes

By |July 26th, 2018|

A visit to a high-density Ambrosia and Honeycrisp orchard overlooking the upper stretches of Okanagan Lake brought the International Fruit Tree Association summer tour to a conclusion.

Washington State Wine announces priorities for research program

By |July 25th, 2018|

A new list of priorities developed with input from winemakers and wine grape growers in Washington state will guide the Washington State Wine’s funding recommendations for research in 2019.

IFTA tours Summerland research center’s genetic diversity

By |July 24th, 2018|

A glimpse of 30,000 apple varieties in various stages of propagation overlooking the shores of Okanagan Lake highlighted the first day of the International Tree Fruit Association summer tour through British Columbia.

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