June 2010 Issue

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 [...]

NW questions cherry fruit fly quarantine

By |June 1st, 2010|

The western cherry fruit fly has not been found in California’s cherry-growing districts.

State officials in Oregon and Washington say [...]

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 [...]

Quarantine alternative

By |June 1st, 2010|

Dr. Wee Yee, entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Yakima, Washington, is conducting research to assess the [...]

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 organized orchard

By |June 1st, 2010|

Each tree is allowed to have only one limb on each wire, and the limb is headed halfway to [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Good to Go

By |June 1st, 2010|

Cherry Variety Showcase July 8
The annual Cherry Variety Showcase will be held July 8 at the Southwest Michigan [...]