June 2008 Issue

Fewer tested for cholinesterase

By |June 1st, 2008|

During the four years since Washington State introduced its cholinesterase-testing program for farmworkers who handle certain pesticides, the number [...]

Passage to India

By |June 1st, 2008|

In India, 80 percent of apples are sold at roadside stands. Traders say Washington apples hold up [...]

B.C. growers face metering

By |June 1st, 2008|

Water meters could help British Columbia fruit growers better manage orchard irrigation, if a decade of experience in the [...]

How to attract workers

By |June 1st, 2008|

Growers hoping to recruit good workers need to invest in their work force, says Paul Baker, executive director of [...]

Two-year life cycle

By |June 1st, 2008|

Wounds, such as this one caused by trellis wire, provide entry points for the apple clearwing moth. [...]

Investing in people

By |June 1st, 2008|

Ensuring that workers are adequately housed is a priority at Orchard View Farms, a major cherry producer in The [...]

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 [...]