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2013-07-25 09:55:29

Researchers at Neiker-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, have confirmed the significance of eutypa dieback disease in vineyards in the Rioja Alavesa wine-growing area. It is a fungal disease –caused by fungi– which is relatively difficult to spot as the symptoms that are displayed in the wood are identical with those of other more widespread diseases, like botryosphaeria canker (bot canker or black dead arm). The...

2008-10-10 21:00:17

By Buzz Bertolero Q: My husband has read that fruit trees could be pruned once they stop producing. Is this true, or do we have to wait until all the leaves fall off to prune our plum, peach and nectarine trees? A: The short answer is you don't have to wait for the leaves to drop to prune deciduous fruit trees, but this long-established norm is changing. The winter months are still an excellent time to prune and shape, as the structure of the tree is easier to see without all the...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.