December 2012 Issue

Blueberry grower tries new methods

By |December 1st, 2012|

While Michigan is considered a natural for blueberry production because of the acid, sandy soils located in the moderated [...]

Farm labor solution critical

By |December 1st, 2012|

Just before the November elections, there was a flurry of farm labor-related activity in Washington, D.C.

As it turns out, [...]

Good Point

By |December 1st, 2012|

As a tree fruit grower in Washington State, you are involved in a risky business. Some years the dice [...]

Use AgProfit to customize data

By |December 1st, 2012|

The high-density orchard establishment study and the enterprise budgets are designed to work with AgProfit, a computer software program [...]

Washington-Chile partnership

By |December 1st, 2012|

Washington State fruit growers and packers Gebbers Farms of Brewster and Chelan Fruit Cooperative have purchased a 50-percent stake [...]

GAO report documents, but doesn’t fix, H-2A

By |December 1st, 2012|

Adding new fuel to the growing fire over farm labor reform, the Government Accountability Office issued a report in [...]

Organic trade association seeks input

By |December 1st, 2012|

The Organic Trade Association is holding town-hall forums across the country to gather industry thoughts about the association’s proposal [...]

High-density cherry orchard economics

By |December 1st, 2012|

Planting a high-density cherry orchard, with its earlier production and potential for higher yields at maturity, is one of [...]

Red’s not dead

By |December 1st, 2012|

Photo by Melissa Hansen

For the past 30 years, Red Delicious has been the poor relation of the apple family. [...]

The dark side of Honeycrisp

By |December 1st, 2012|

Honeycrisp apples have outstanding flavor and texture, but the tree has a long list of characteristics that make it [...]