Good Fruit Grower

July 2017

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Page 2 of 31 GOOD FRUIT GROWER JULY 2017 3 Centerpiece 16 Expanding the blueberry brand Growers seek new varieties to stretch season, refresh slowing market. Summer Fruits 8 Colorado's canker crisis Researchers and growers join forces to work on protecting peach trees. 10 Everything's not peachy Southeastern U.S. peach crop hit hard by warm winter and spring freeze — now growers are preparing for the next time. 12 Plum pox plight Michigan research station recovers 10 years after infection requires removal of orchards. Good Grape Grower 20 Too little water, too much stress Drastic reductions in irrigation delivered decent results in fi rst year of study. But then came the next year. Also in this issue 14 Thwarting a cherry killer Early research suggests acclimating trees and sending them into early dormancy may help prevent bacterial canker. The essential resource for growers Top Shelf blueberry variety at Blueberry Hill Berries in Wapato, Washington, in May. Read why blueberry growers are planting new varieties on Page 16. TJ MULLINAX/GOOD FRUIT GROWER

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