April 1st 2012 Issue

Seasonal workers essential but costly

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Having to rely on migrant labor has never been an easy game for fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada.

While [...]

Snow apple of Quebec

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Fameuse vary in appearance from a fiery, solid-red to striped-red-over-green skin with bright white flesh sometimes streaked with crimson. [...]

Tallying the costs

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Tree fruit growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan ­Valley typically require about 3,300 seasonal workers annually. But working with foreign [...]

Merlot’s place in Washington

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Merlot grapes have had a strong presence in Washington State since 1956 when the late Dr. Walter Clore brought [...]

Stinkbug watch

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Entomologists in New York State developed a clever way of keeping an eye out for inroads by the brown [...]

Pests sneak into U.K.

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Two new pests—the brown marmorated stinkbug and spotted wing drosophila—have snuck into the United Kingdom but are not yet [...]

Watch other crops for labor trends

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Eastern Washington State is the world’s fastest-growing region for blueberry production.

Tree fruit growers anxious about the labor market in [...]

Irrigating cherry orchards efficiently

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Lapins fruit quality was excellent in all three years of the deficit irrigation study.
Todd Einhorn

A significant portion of [...]

Few alternatives to H-2A program

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Tom Roach outlined labor options at a recent Washington Growers League meeting.

Growers worried about securing a work force for [...]

Eye-to-eye with consumers

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The bin porch offers customers a wide choice, and they can buy any mixture at a fixed price for [...]