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Fruiting wall principles

By |May 1st, 2013|

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The tall spindle orchard design that is being so steadfastly encouraged by researchers—and adopted by growers—in the eastern United States

Last Bite

By |May 1st, 2013|

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1  True or false? The Z-Trap is a device for killing Zetzellia mali?

2  How many gallons of fuel does it

Trends in organic tree fruit

By |May 1st, 2013|

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Washington State University’s sustainable agriculture specialist David Granatstein keeps tabs on organic tree fruit production statistics, compiling charts and graphs

Your management program matters

By |April 15th, 2013|

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LEFT: Above left: Adult A. mali are affected by most of the tested reduced-risk pesticides. RIGHT: The parasitic wasp Aphelinus

Last Bite

By |April 15th, 2013|

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    1    Dagger nematodes are vectors of which virus?

a.    Prune dwarf
b.    Tomato ring spot
c.    Professor Plum pox
d.    Prunus necrotic ring

The Top Five

By |April 15th, 2013|

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Soil has been called the “living skin” of planet Earth, an essential but fragile part of the bio­sphere. As such,

Meet Washington State’s new agriculture director

By |April 15th, 2013|

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Bud Hover’s road to directorship of the Washington State Department of Agriculture began in 1938 when his mother and her

Calculating the value of biological control

By |April 1st, 2013|

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Washington State University entomologist Dr. Stan Hoyt developed integrated mite control in the late 1960s (see “How integrated mite control

An urgent plea for immigration reform

By |April 1st, 2013|

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Devout Christians will tell you God works in mysterious ways.

So, perhaps it was divine intervention that two teenagers from the

New grape disease reduces yields, quality

By |April 1st, 2013|

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Left: A Merlot grapevine shows redleaf symptoms on mature leaves in the lower portions of the canopy. Symptoms are easily

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