April 15th 2006 Issue

Capturing customers with great-tasting fruit

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Catoctin Mountain Orchard sells fruit in quart, quarter peck, half peck, peck, and half bushel containers at its retail [...]

New Zealand program releases new varieties

By |April 15th, 2006|

Sonya, a new apple variety that originated in New Zealand, is being grown in North America under a club [...]

Manure can cut fertilizer costs

By |April 15th, 2006|

Using manure to replace nitrogen fertilizers requires a trial-and-error approach, but it can be part of growing healthy crops, [...]

Plums to China

By |April 15th, 2006|

California plum growers and shippers are gearing up to ship more than 500,000 boxes of plums to mainland China [...]

Commission ready for season

By |April 15th, 2006|

The Washington State Fruit Commission’s budget for 2006-2007 reflects a 30 percent increase in foreign market program funds and [...]

Do healthier soils produce better fruit?

By |April 15th, 2006|

Oregon State University scientists have embarked on a major soil research project to identify soil management strategies in sweet [...]

Choices are extensive when choosing cover crops

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Vineyardists have an array of cover crop choices, but the type of cover crop that works best will depend [...]

Capital View

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Every legislative session provides opportunity for making progress on key issues for the tree fruit industry. Each session also [...]

Be skeptical of nontraditional products

By |April 15th, 2006|

When salespeople come to call with new products to improve your soil, approach them with a skeptical, but open [...]

Are cover crops worth the time and effort?

By |April 15th, 2006|

Cover crops have many benefits in vineyard floor management, but in Washington State, especially east of the Cascade mountain [...]