February 15th, 2007|0 Comments
The 2006 Pacific Northwest cherry season was mixed, with some areas hit by rain and high temperatures that resulted in poor quality. Cherry packers shipped
Cherry powdery mildew is developing resistance to common fungicides in some Pacific Northwest orchards, according to preliminary data from Oregon State University. Powdery mildew
Stubbs Fruit & Storage Company was founded in 1920 and enjoyed, perhaps, the most phenomenal growth of any fruit business
Plum pox virus, a stone fruit disease first found in the United States eight years ago, has the potential to spread to major fruit-growing regions
Dr. Jim Olmstead, manager of Washington State University’s cherry breeding program at Prosser, has developed two new cherry varieties which may be resistant to powdery
From November through February, icy winter winds reach down from the Arctic and grip the Pacific Northwest where Good Fruit Grower is based. During the
Berry shrivel affects between 5 to 10 percent of Washington’s grape crop, according to a recent Washington State University survey. Questions about the
February 15th, 2007|1 Comment
Berry shrivel, a problem in vineyards around the world, results in sour-tasting grapes that are unwanted by wineries. Berry shrivel,
With the recent find of a new phytoplasma disease north of the Washington State-Canada border, grape growers should be extra vigilant of what’s happening in
Wine grapes infected by Flavescence dorÃ©e, showing brown, shrivelled fruits. The discovery of the disease Bois noir in a South Okanagan
The versatile Patterson variety is the most widely planted apricot in California and can be used in fresh and processed markets.
Despite a less than stellar sweet cherry season last year, marketers are optimistic about the coming crop and expect retailer enthusiasm to return as long
Apricots are still the mainstay at Lucich and Santos Farms, though only one Tilton apricot tree remains from what used to be the primary variety
Research in California has shown that the liquid bleach sodium hypochlorite, which is commonly used in apple packing systems, can cause skin damage on apples.
Scientists in Washington State are reassessing fireblight control strategies following the 2006 season, when there were surprisingly few outbreaks. In theory, after widespread fireblight
Simple cultural practices can dramatically help reduce brown rot pressure in stone fruit orchards, but fungicides will also be necessary for control. Eradication is impossible
A proposed National Clean Plant Network would help protect the United States from exotic plant pests and pathogens. Provisions for the network are
The lone discovery of plum pox virus in a peach tree in Michigan State University’s tree fruit breeding program puts significant constraints on the program,
With almost two months of 2007 behind us, there is still room to peer into the crystal ball at the challenges and opportunities that the
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This ‘plant destroyer’ fungus thrives in wet soils.
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