April 15th 2013 Issue

Not enough canned pears

By |April 16th, 2014|

Pacific Northwest pear processors are raising grower prices to $300 per ton this season in hopes of sourcing more Bartlett pears for the processed market.

Nutrient information needed

By |April 15th, 2013|

As yield expectations have soared in recent years, so has the importance of nutrient management.

Apple growers who were once [...]

Hudson Valley’s wholesalers

By |April 15th, 2013|

Two of the largest wholesale operations on the International Fruit Tree Association tour in New York were Crist Brothers [...]

Beware of weed resistance

By |April 15th, 2013|

It’s particularly important to keep up with weed control in a young orchard because [...]

The Top Five

By |April 15th, 2013|

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


By |April 15th, 2013|

Engineer Graham Brodie developed the microwave weed-killing machine. Four microwave horn antennae at the back end, each about four [...]

Hidden costs of rodent control

By |April 15th, 2013|

Rodents—particularly voles, ground squirrels, and gophers—can have a big economic impact on orchard and vineyard production costs.
Rodents cause [...]

Meet Washington State’s new agriculture director

By |April 15th, 2013|

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

Growers rapturous over rodent control

By |April 15th, 2013|

Wildlife biologist Tim Pitz holds an adult golden eagle that was captured as part of a telemetry study. The [...]

Rescue thinning

By |April 15th, 2013|

If you’ve thinned and thinned and there are still too many apples on the trees, there is one more [...]