Featured stories covering disease management in this issue.
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Bitter rot spotting in Northeast and Midwest
North Carolina researcher gives Northeast, Midwest growers a head start on fighting apple disease.
Sale of Broetje Orchards creates FirstFruits Farms
New owner plans to continue many employee-support programs created by Broetje.
New Innovator grant targets pesticide residue
Lav Khot, a biological systems professor at Washington State University, leads a tour at the university’s Center for Precision and Automated Agriculture Systems in
San Jose scale scuffle in Michigan
Michigan cherry growers take on San Jose scale.
Managing fire blight for the conventional grower
A collection of the most-repeated tips for fire blight management.
Midwest faces strep-resistant fire blight
After a tough 2018, Michigan hopes to control fire blight this season.
Stopping shoot blight
Researchers investigate new ways to protect trees without sacrificing growth.
Organic control options for fire blight
OSU researcher shares tips for organic growers battling fire blight.
Viral link examined in rapid apple decline
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 creates a big problem
Little cherry disease may be approaching epidemic levels.
Phytoplasmas found in stone fruit
Scott Harper of the Clean Plant Center Northwest is asking stone fruit growers to be on the lookout for peach trees with premature yellowing, reddening
Spray researchers aim to catch their drift – Video
New drift assessment survey underway to improve models that predict pesticide drift risk and potentially preclude unnecessarily restrictive labels.
Steering the research on spray drift
UW researcher takes the wheel for drift data collection.
Roland Markgraf, a young grower from Kelowna, British Columbia
https://youtu.be/HOpOWGRf3IE family background / Roland will be graduating from University of British Columbia with a degree in horticulture and hopes to pursue his graduate degree
Digging into soil bacteria and chlorosis
WSU researcher searches for ways to use the connection between soil microbiology and Concord vine health.
A galling problem for grape growers
Crown gall survey uncovers clean plant confusion, shortages in Washington vineyards.