February 15th 2010 Issue

Next generation branches out

By |February 15th, 2010|

The Young Grower Alliance is growing. It’s still shy of its official fourth birthday, but the YGA has expanded [...]

Long wait for immigration reform

By |February 15th, 2010|

Every year, the Valicoff Fruit Company in the Yakima Valley dutifully sends off W-2 tax forms for its pickers. [...]

Conversations with the city

By |February 15th, 2010|

Orchardists represent a sliver of American agriculture. Most of our nation’s farmers grow field crops such as corn, wheat, [...]

Last Bite – From timber to apples

By |February 15th, 2010|

Arden Harris was a member of a family that pioneered in the development of the lumber resources of the [...]

Good to know – Rayapati

By |February 15th, 2010|

Grapevine fanleaf, an infectious degenerative disease, is the oldest known viral disease of grapevines. It is believed that fanleaf [...]

Storing organic apples is not easy

By |February 15th, 2010|

As Washington growers have ramped up production of organic apples, the volume of apples going into storage has also [...]

Choosing a nursery and trees

By |February 15th, 2010|

This is the fourth in a series of articles covering all aspects of planning and establishing a competitive orchard.

Before [...]

Controlling mildew in organic cherries

By |February 15th, 2010|

Powdery mildew is a tough disease to control for Pacific Northwest cherry growers, but it’s even tougher for organic [...]

Choosing type of tree

By |February 15th, 2010|

Left, Sleeping eye. Middle: Standard tree. Right: Potted trees. Bottom: Bench grafts.

Several types of trees are available from nurseries [...]

Fireblight without antibiotics

By |February 15th, 2010|

Orchards that have secondary bloom or have later-blooming varieties are more at risk for fireblight infection.

Controlling fireblight without antibiotics [...]