February 15th 2013 Issue

Why the National Organic Standards Board made its decision

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In 2011, when the National Organic Standards Board made a formal recommendation to the National Organic Program to permit [...]

Irrigate early if winter is dry

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Bleeding (inset photo) caused by root pressure is associated with bud swell and bud break. Bleeding sap is collected [...]

Behind the scenes at the NOSB

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Harold Austin

In April, the National Organic Standards Board will decide whether organic apple and pear growers in the United [...]

WSU Grape irrigation bulletin

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Washington State University Extension has released a new irrigation manual for vineyards, clarifying irrigation options and strategies for juice [...]

National Organic Standards Board members

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Producers:

Carmela Beck, organic program manager, Driscoll’s Strawberry Associates, Inc., Watsonville, California.
Colehour Bondera, owner, Kanalani Ohana Farm, Honaunau, Hawaii.

B.C. co-op seeks higher returns

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Fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada, centered in the Okanagan Valley but with sizeable operations in the Similkameen and [...]

A replacement for Tiberon

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Nurseries working to provide apple growers with the well-branched, “feathered” trees they want to plant can use the chemical [...]

B.C. cooperative plans upgrades

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Unrealistic expectations of sale value contributed to delays in the disposal of surplus properties held by the Okanagan Tree [...]

Fireblight-resistant apple

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Ladina, a new high-quality apple variety with low susceptibility to fireblight and mildew, has been developed by a Swiss [...]

Turning on a plant’s defenses

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New technology is coming to the apple and pear industry to help control fireblight. Actigard is a systemic compound [...]