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Diseases

Featured stories covering disease in this issue.

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Learning on the go: 2014 IFTA Italy

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Dr. Terence Robinson finds a captive class on the bus.

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Munckhof machine makes inroads: 2014 IFTA Italy

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

The harvest machine is widely used around the world but has only recently been sold in the United States.

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Research on rot is under way

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Plant pathologist is working to determine if pruning and spraying crab apple trees effectively controls postharvest rots.

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Red blotch knowledge grows

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

The search continues for possible vectors.

Armillaria resistance explored

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Amur chokecherry, used as a rootstock, may protect stone fruits from Armillaria.

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Mildew threatens cherries all season

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Cherries become increasingly susceptible during the growing season.

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60 years in pears

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Fred Valentine’s philosophy is that exchanging ideas benefits everyone.

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A vocal tree-fruit advocate

February 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Fred Valentine has always had growers’ interests at heart.

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Flavor reigns at Andy’s Orchard

February 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Andy Mariani and his tree-ripened fruit have a cult-like following.

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New era in fire blight control

February 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Organic growers face future without antibiotics for fire blight control.

Fire blight can spread quickly

February 17th, 2015|0 Comments

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Scientists know quite a lot about fire blight. Its basic source is in cankers from previous infections.

The bacteria overwinter there. As the canker begins to

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Getting the most out of CougarBlight

February 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Model helps assess and forecast fire blight risk.

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Stark Bro’s testing new apple Scarlet Star

February 13th, 2015|0 Comments

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Stark Bro’s Nurseries and Orchards Company is testing a new apple, named Scarlet Star, that was discovered as a whole-tree mutation in an orchard in

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Calvin Mercer, Young Grower from Alderdale, Washington

February 11th, 2015|3 Comments

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grower / Alderdale, Washington
age / 36
crops / wine grapes
business / Austin Sharp Vineyards
other experience / After graduating from Washington State University, he joined the family

Valent to market Asana insecticide in U.S.

February 10th, 2015|0 Comments

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Sumitomo Chemical Company has acquired DuPont’s Asana insecticide business in the United States. Asana (esfenvalerate) will be distributed through Valent U.S.A., a subsidiary of Sumitomo.

Early testing shows promise in using lasers to scare birds

February 10th, 2015|0 Comments

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A test conducted by a consulting company in The Netherlands shows that laser beams are an effective way to scare birds away from orchards.

The company, CLM