April 15th 2009 Issue

Puzzling outbreak

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Adult beetles have dark reddish brown or black heads, and the body is covered with short gray [...]

Volatile prices

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Fertilizer costs have come down from last year’s heart-stopping prices, but don’t expect prices [...]

New market direction

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“Fun size” Gala apples packed in Poland for major UK supermarket. Poland has traditionally been [...]

Cover crops for the desert

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This photo of a five-year planting of the Canada mix cover crop shows how it goes dormant [...]

Last Bite – Royal purple reigns

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Purple tissue wrap enhanced Holtzinger apples and inspired a new line of labels. Charles M. [...]

Good to Know – Julie Tarara

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Trellising and training in vineyards represent money and effort invested to maximize canopy photosynthesis [...]

Frequent frosts and freezes

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In Poland’s main apple-growing region, south of Warsaw, frosts and freezes are a fact of life, according to Dr. [...]

Stop puncturevine

By |April 15th, 2009|

Puncturevine, a noxious weed to farmers and a nuisance to urban dwellers, continues to spread throughout north central Washington. [...]

Poland is well situated

By |April 15th, 2009|

Historically, Poland was not in an enviable position, located between Germany to the West [...]

Soil or tissue test?

By |April 15th, 2009|

What is the best way for Washington State grape growers to analyze nitrogen levels in their vineyard? Washington [...]