April 1st 2013 Issue

Positive trends for Bartletts

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The Pacific Northwest canned pear industry is in a good position now, based on inventory, pricing, demand, and import [...]

Good Job

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IFTA presents awards
The International Fruit Tree Association gave recognition to fruit growers, researchers, and extension specialists during its [...]

Calculating the value of biological control

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

High-tech nursery cuts propagation time

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Pear rootstocks growing in the tissue culture lab.

A high-tech nursery based in Pullman, Washington, is [...]

Start working on health care now

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Health care reform will add to employers’ costs and complicate their business when regulations take effect next year. But, [...]

Thin, thin, THIN!

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Phil Schwallier

Thinning rules
In an article in Good Fruit Grower in 2009, Cornell University’s Dr. Terence Robinson laid out [...]

New grape disease reduces yields, quality

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

Are you over 50?

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To find out if you will be required to provide a health benefits plan for your employees starting January [...]

An educator who teaches hope

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Leo Garcia has been honored for his dedication to helping ­Hispanic people in the tree fruit industry to reach [...]

An urgent plea for immigration reform

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Devout Christians will tell you God works in mysterious ways.

So, perhaps it was divine intervention that two teenagers from [...]