December 2009 Issue

Invite the whole community

By |December 1st, 2009|

Mason bee nests in the orchard of Robert Schreiber at Poysdorf, Austria, pictured during an International Fruit Tree Association [...]

Extension educators

By |December 1st, 2009|

WSU Extension educator Karen Lewis expects to see more technologies used in orchards to augment workers, in addition to [...]

Nursery perspective

By |December 1st, 2009|

These finished nursery trees will soon be harvested and prepared for later planting by growers.

With the proliferation of new [...]

Cultivating beneficials

By |December 1st, 2009|

Mike Omeg checks for beneficial insects in goldenrod plants in an insectary alongside a Regina cherry block. He’s watched [...]

Research viewpoint

By |December 1st, 2009|

Soft fruit breeder Ralph Scorza and colleagues developed this pitless plum.

Continuing budget constraints at U.S. universities will result in [...]

Video touts fruit industry jobs

By |December 1st, 2009|

Jobs in the tree fruit industry aren’t limited to the obvious ones of picking or packing fruit. That’s the [...]

Cover crops and pest control

By |December 1st, 2009|

Does attracting natural enemies to an orchard by planting a cover crop translate to better biological control of pests [...]

Field sorting could bring a bonus

By |December 1st, 2009|

The recently planted WSU research orchard will allow study of planting designs for the future.

One of the new technologies [...]

GRAS2P: Not another audit program

By |December 1st, 2009|

Susan Pheasant

Tesco Nature’s Choice, British Retail Consortium, Safe Quality Food 1000 and 2000, U.S. Department of Agriculture GAP, Costco, [...]

Growing nitrogen on the side

By |December 1st, 2009|

Dr. Steve Fransen points out that the ladino clover had pink root nodules, indicating that it was fixing nitrogen.

As [...]