June 2010 Issue

Saving water and energy

By |June 1st, 2010|

Pictured checking a new meter station are members of The Dalles Irrigation District’s Save Water Save Energy project planning [...]

New rules govern Michigan irrigators

By |June 1st, 2010|

Last July, new rules in Michigan required most would-be irrigators to get permission to withdraw water either from groundwater [...]

Mulches can conserve water

By |June 1st, 2010|

Research in the Pacific Northwest suggests that mulch placed in the tree row can cut a young apple tree’s [...]

Bringing the desert back

By |June 1st, 2010|

Small plastic cage sleeves were used to protect the native seedlings from herbivores like rabbits.

Eastern Washington vineyards, with their [...]

Foremen learn to supervise

By |June 1st, 2010|

The Washington Farm Bureau, through Dan Fazio, sponsored a couple of two-day foreman training seminars, one in Mt. Vernon, [...]

The instant orchard

By |June 1st, 2010|

Dale Goldy explains how large branches are removed and upright branches tied down to prevent competition with the central [...]

Tracking labor costs

By |June 1st, 2010|

This labor tracking program uses a scanning device to read a worker’s bar coded identification.

Technology has brought sophisticated pest [...]

Do you know your labor costs?

By |June 1st, 2010|

Labor tracking programs help growers know their labor costs in near real-time, instead of after the pay period.

Specialty crop [...]

Tracking prevents favoritism

By |June 1st, 2010|

The real advantage that University of California’s ­Gregorio Billikopf sees from labor tracking programs is improvement in productivity by [...]

First Bite

By |June 1st, 2010|

We’re excited to offer you, our print readers, something new, something interactive, and something, we hope, that will pique [...]