June 2010 Issue

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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By |June 1st, 2010|

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Last Bite – Low-grade labels highly valued

By |June 1st, 2010|

Labels of “cooker” grade or C grade apples were usually green, yellow, or white. Today, collectors will often pay [...]

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 [...]

Good Stuff

By |June 1st, 2010|

Voliam label expansion
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved a label expansion for Voliam Xpress insectide, which [...]