April 1st 2013 Issue

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 [...]

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

By |April 1st, 2013|

Pear rootstocks growing in the tissue culture lab.
PHOTOS BY GERALDINE WARNER

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

Start working on health care now

By |April 1st, 2013|

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