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Disease Management

Featured stories covering disease management in this issue.

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Bitter rot spotting in Northeast and Midwest

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

North Carolina researcher gives Northeast, Midwest growers a head start on fighting apple disease.

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Sale of Broetje Orchards creates FirstFruits Farms

February 27th, 2019|0 Comments

New owner plans to continue many employee-support programs created by Broetje.

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New Innovator grant targets pesticide residue

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

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Fighting pests by spraying ozonated water and steaming them with hot, highly refined oil vapors: Those are two ideas researcher Lav Khot of Washington State

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San Jose scale scuffle in Michigan

February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Michigan cherry growers take on San Jose scale.

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Managing fire blight for the conventional grower

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

A collection of the most-repeated tips for fire blight management.

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Midwest faces strep-resistant fire blight

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

After a tough 2018, Michigan hopes to control fire blight this season.

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Stopping shoot blight

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers investigate new ways to protect trees without sacrificing growth.

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Organic control options for fire blight

February 21st, 2019|0 Comments

OSU researcher shares tips for organic growers battling fire blight.

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Viral link examined in rapid apple decline

February 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers have uncovered a new virus associated with the mysterious, rapid collapse of young dwarf apple trees, but discovering if it’s the culprit will require more research.

  • Little cherry disease and Western X disease

Little cherry disease creates a big problem

February 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Little cherry disease may be approaching epidemic levels.

  • Western X phytoplasma or pear decline phytoplasma

Phytoplasmas found in stone fruit

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Washington cherry growers, by now, know the dangers of phytoplasmas that cause little cherry disease and are on the lookout for symptoms.

Peach and nectarine growers

  • Spray drift data collection

Spray researchers aim to catch their drift: Video

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

New drift assessment survey underway to improve models that predict pesticide drift risk and potentially preclude unnecessarily restrictive labels.

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Steering the research on spray drift

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

UW researcher takes the wheel for drift data collection.

  • Roland Markgraf

Roland Markgraf, a young grower from Kelowna, British Columbia

February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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family background / Roland will be graduating from University of British Columbia with a degree in horticulture and hopes to pursue his graduate degree in

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Digging into soil bacteria and chlorosis

February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU researcher searches for ways to use the connection between soil microbiology and Concord vine health.

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A galling problem for grape growers

February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Crown gall survey uncovers clean plant confusion, shortages in Washington vineyards.