July 2006 Issue

Northwest forecasts manageable pear crop

By |July 1st, 2006|

The Pacific Northwest pear industry is forecasting a 2006 crop of 17.5 million boxes, down from 18 million boxes [...]

Ronald Schmidt was a positive influence

By |July 1st, 2006|

  Cherry grower and winery owner Ronald Schmidt of Zillah, Washington, will be remembered as an upbeat and [...]

Funding for new grape research facility in New York

By |July 1st, 2006|

New York’s wine and grape industries fared well in the recently approved state budget and will receive $5.3 [...]

Guest worker requirements

By |July 1st, 2006|

Tree fruit growers in the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley typically require about 3,300 seasonal workers annually. But working with [...]

Aerial imagery used in selective grape harvesting

By |July 1st, 2006|

Color infrared imagery is useful in learning about the health status of leafy plant [...]

Nurseries and marketers work together on new varieties

By |July 1st, 2006|

Washington State nurseries who are members of the International New- Varieties Network are preparing for the release [...]

Canadian growers hire Mexican workers

By |July 1st, 2006|

While the United States struggles to accommodate the tide of migrants seeking opportunities and a better life north of [...]

Right-to-farm rulings have serious implications

By |July 1st, 2006|

Tree fruit industry groups are alarmed by an appeals court decision that could impact the right to farm. [...]

Washington’s oldest nursery turns 100

By |July 1st, 2006|

Richared, one of the first red sports of the Delicious apple, was discovered in the Monitor, Washington, [...]

Kestrels scare off cherry-thieving birds

By |July 1st, 2006|

Ben Dover sells kestrel boxes mainly to cherry growers, though they’re also catching on with grape, apple, [...]