April 1st 2013 Issue

Five things to consider when buying a tractor

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An example of an older tractor without modern-day features of a rollover protection structure (now mandatory) and an enclosed [...]

Students tackle tree fruit issues

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Two north central Washington high school students got their first lobbying experience when they participated in the annual Tree [...]

Most vineyard tasks mechanized

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This trunk scrubber of the vMech system is used by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to control suckers. The device [...]

What Tier 4 standards mean

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Fuel requirements. New engines will require ultra-low sulfur diesel that has no more than 15 parts per million of [...]

Mechanizing vineyard saves hundreds per acre

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At year’s end, when costs of all the grapevine tasks are added up, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’s Mike Means [...]

How integrated mite control works

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One of the keys to integrated mite control was that the western predatory mite Typhlodromus occidentalis could effectively control [...]

Tree fruit program revived

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Although Leo Garcia is best known in the tree fruit industry for championing education programs for Hispanic workers, he’s [...]

Ladder falls top accident list

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Farming is a dangerous occupation, which makes accident prevention even more important.

Farming is one of the four most dangerous [...]

Another Geneva mixup

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For the second time in as many years, there has been a stumble along the road to bringing the [...]

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 [...]