June 2008 Issue

Saving water

By |June 1st, 2008|

Microdrip irrigation resulted in substantial water savings compared with microsprinkler methods in a seven-year, University of Idaho irrigation study [...]

More housing at Broetje

By |June 1st, 2008|

A general shortage of employees and increasing demand for housing has prompted the construction of a seasonal housing development [...]

Water stress leads to small fruit

By |June 1st, 2008|

For many pear growers, irrigation seems like just a routine chore, but irrigation may be the single most important [...]

Multiple tactics used against pest

By |June 1st, 2008|

Bill Bleasdale of Tiger Weed Management designed and manufactured a new piece of equipment he calls the [...]

Good cherry crop still expected

By |June 1st, 2008|

Unseasonably cold temperatures occurring at bloom time may have taken some of the shine [...]

B.C. battles apple borer

By |June 1st, 2008|

From top to bottom: Adult apple clearwing moth on daisy; apple clearwing moth larva in bark chip; apple clearwing [...]

Cherry consumption grows

By |June 1st, 2008|

Fresh cherries continue to create excitement in produce departments. Consumption of fresh cherries in the United States has increased [...]

Late irrigation is good for grapes

By |June 1st, 2008|

Shriveling grape berries on severely water-stressed vines mysteriously begin expanding again at veraison, even while the leaves [...]

Commit to cool

By |June 1st, 2008|

Derk VanKonynenburg, center, shares cooling details. Evaporative cooling can help improve fruit quality, reduce tree [...]

Food-safety scrutiny

By |June 1st, 2008|

Deciduous tree fruits are not considered high-risk commodities when it comes to food safety, but shippers in the Pacific [...]