Featured stories about disease management — and more — in this issue.
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Industry appreciates how Adam loves apples
A blogger with over 300 apple reviews under his belt shares his insights with the industry.
Harvest handoff for longtime fieldman
Though they come from different generations, fieldmen share a people-first philosophy.
Nurseries now testing the tree supply for X disease
As new research uncovers X disease in cherry and peach planting stock, the nursery industry ramps up testing and protective practices.
Good Stuff: February 15, 2023
A selection of the latest products and services for tree fruit and grape growers.
AI for spot ID
Cornell working on machine learning for apple disease detection.
A new place for spore traps
Devices help scientists study pathogens, fungicide resistance in Michigan vineyards.
Some find success in O3 field sprays
Ozone approach for disease control in Italy gets results with commercial clients in vineyards.
Fire blight’s reappearing act
New York’s fire blight problems get more complicated.
Honeycrisp storage passport stamped
Cornell researchers refine bitter pit prediction method.
Pears, persevering in Southern Oregon
Drought and hail create a one-two punch to cut into Southern Oregon’s pear crop, but the region’s leading growers say they aren’t going anywhere.
Tech helps count every drop in a drought
Precision irrigation tools and data help Harry & David navigate a drought.
Devon Griffith, a young grower from Manson, Washington
Devon grew up on a tree fruit farm, graduated from Washington State University with an integrated plant sciences degree and now works in the wine industry. He is married to Lauren Griffith and is the son of Heidi and Earl Griffith.
Thirst management for wine grapes
Oregon State research shows an early-season drink for grapevines boosts yields more than waiting to water.
Sam Godwin takes on chair role at Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, Jim Doornink steps down after decades
After decades in a leadership role at the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, board member Jim Doornink is stepping down as chair. He will be replaced by Sam Godwin, a grower from Tonasket, Washington.
Cowiche Growers cooperative celebrates a century
Cowiche Growers, a grower-owned fruit packing cooperative in Washington’s Yakima Valley, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Sullivan named 78th Cherry King
Pat Sullivan, who grows cherries along the Columbia River north of Pasco, Washington, was crowned the 2023 Cherry King on Jan. 13 at the annual Cherry Institute in Yakima.