June 2010 Issue

In the Box

By |June 1st, 2010|

Starting new trees
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

Kudos to you and Tim Smith for helping growers get their trees started [...]

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 [...]

Good Job

By |June 1st, 2010|

WSU team writes “best paper”
Washington State University Extension enologist Jim Harbertson and colleagues received an award for the [...]

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 [...]

Cheaper, greener SHIPPING

By |June 1st, 2010|

After crossing the Cascade Mountains, the Seattle-Chicago train can pick up another 15 rail cars in Quincy to carry [...]

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, [...]