July 2006 Issue

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, [...]

Researcher identifies ripening gene in peach

By |July 1st, 2006|

A California researcher is identifying the genes in peaches that control internal quality, in an attempt to increase consumer [...]

Falcons put on show for starlings

By |July 1st, 2006|

Marsha Flamm and Steve Siebert with two of their falcons. Photo by Mark Flamm The Saker [...]