A bad blightmare of a year

By |July 31st, 2018|

Don’t stop cutting away fire blight after harvest, or a bad season will get worse.

Insect and disease scouting surveys underway

By |July 24th, 2018|

Here's your chance to participate in insect and disease scouting surveys underway in Washington state.

Studying the rot of the problem

By |July 17th, 2018|

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Sour rot can be a frustrating foe in vineyards, but after more than a decade studying it, researcher Wendy McFadden-Smith

Divide to conquer pests?

By |June 21st, 2018|

Boutique grower credits unconventional trellis system for pest and disease prevention.

Van den Ende and Tisdall: Keep phytophthora out of your orchard

By |April 18th, 2018|

This ‘plant destroyer’ fungus thrives in wet soils.

High-res Honeycrisp

By |April 10th, 2018|

Cell structure scans offer new insight into why Honeycrisp is so prone to bitter pit.

Protect pollinators while managing diseases

By |March 27th, 2018|

The fungicides needed to control bloom time disease aren’t as harmless to bees as previously thought.

USDA awards $63.5m to support clean plant stock

By |March 22nd, 2018|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $63.5 million for efforts to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive pests

Trent Graybill, a young grower from Zillah, Washington

By |March 15th, 2018|

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family background / Trent is a first-generation farmer who started growing cherries alongside his wife, Shelly, and father-in-law, Dwayne Bowman.

Hunting for vineyard disease vectors

By |March 5th, 2018|

Buffalo treehopper emerges as a potential carrier of virus that causes red blotch disease.

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