March 1st 2006 Issue

Partnering with environmentalists

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The Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission worked with Protected Harvest, the third-party certifier, for nearly two years in developing the Lodi [...]

Pest control costs worry growers

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Orchardists participating in a research trial that evaluated reduced-risk pest management say that the reduced-risk practices are effective, but [...]

Target pear psylla early

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The most effective time to control pear psylla is early in the season, Washington State University entomologist Dr. John [...]

Survival means growing better fruit with less labor

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Many Washington State tree fruit growers have been slow to adopt technology in the orchard so far, but unless [...]

RAMP focuses on reduced-risk pest controls

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Apples and peaches, high-value crops in eastern United States, were the focus of a regional research project aimed at [...]

Psylla is everyone’s problem

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Pear psylla is not an individual orchardist’s problem—it is a neighborhood issue. The pest disperses in the winter [...]

Rootstocks show resistance to replant disease

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A rootstock breeding program that has released seven fireblight-resistant rootstocks shows no signs of slowing down. Thousands more genotypes [...]

Southern Hemisphere apple crop down

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Representatives of Southern Hemisphere tree fruit producers report that their 2006 apple crop is 8 percent smaller than last [...]

Ballot shows support for SIR program

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British Columbia fruit growers have voted to continue their support for the Canadian province’s innovative but costly codling moth [...]

Small made no small contribution

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Orchardist Jim Small of Entiat, Washington, was honored for serving 28 years on the board of the Washington Growers [...]