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Rots & Spots, Disease & Disorders

Featured stories about rot, spots, disease, and disorders appear in this issue.

Low-risk disease controls

February 15th, 2008|0 Comments

A lack of reduced-risk fungicides makes it difficult to control cherry leaf spot without using traditional chemicals, reports Dr. George Sundin, plant pathologist at Michigan

B.C. fruit co-ops join forces

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Apples are packed at the B.C. Fruit Packers plant. In an effort to enhance and streamline operations, the four Canadian fruit packing cooperatives in British

Finding and keeping employees

February 15th, 2008|0 Comments

In a competitive labor environment, what would make a person want to come work for your --business, and stay there? Jorge Estrada of Leadership Coaching

Good contracts

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When finding buyers for their crop, many grape growers look for wineries they can call friends. After all, the wine industry is built on relationships,

Teaming up for health

February 15th, 2008|0 Comments

Dr. Cynthia Thomson, registered dietician, advocates that people eat whole fruits and vegetables for health and nutrition instead of relying on dietary supplements. In a

Combatting fireblight

February 15th, 2008|0 Comments

Many of the apple and pear cultivars grown today are susceptible or highly susceptible to fireblight.   Fireblight, caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora, seriously

Mint compost in organic orchards

February 15th, 2008|4 Comments

Spent peppermint and spearmint hay left over after distillation is finding good use in several Washington State organic fruit orchards. The compost, which sells for

Last Bite

February 15th, 2008|0 Comments

Roy and Theo Thornton sold their Okanogan County apples under two of their own labels, Britevale and Thornton's. Operating their own warehouse had been a

Apple spots & rots

February 15th, 2008|0 Comments

Glomerella leaf spot causes irregular spots on the leaves and can defoliate an orchard by harvest. Glomerella is showing up in Gala and Golden Delicious

Disease Insight

February 15th, 2008|0 Comments

Young trees with fireblight strikes A new growing season approaches, and behind the expanding buds lurk the pests and diseases that can threaten a grower's

Reducing sweet cherry doubling

February 15th, 2008|0 Comments

Instance of cherry doubling ranges from 5 to 15% in the Pacific Northwest, depending on the year and the cultivar. Matthew Whiting & Rolando Martin

Consider organic

February 15th, 2008|0 Comments

After being asked by key apple processors to encourage growers to produce organic fruit, the Michigan Apple Committee sponsored a study to analyze the organic

Good question

February 15th, 2008|0 Comments

Wilfrid Mennell Organic apple grower, Cawston Find a nicheBritish Columbia, which produced around 4.5 million boxes of apples this year, is of a scale where