March 1st 2006 Issue

Western Washington growers sell direct

By |March 1st, 2006|

Apple growers in western Washington are realizing that their future does not lie in selling their apples through major [...]

Hort Council fills technical issues position

By |March 1st, 2006|

Deborah Carter is the new technical issues manager for the Northwest Horticultural Council, which is based in Yakima, Washington. [...]

Direct sales boost LynOaken Farms’s profits

By |March 1st, 2006|

To stay competitive in the fruit industry, some get larger to achieve economies of scale. Others, like one western [...]

Obliquebanded leafroller displaces pandemis

By |March 1st, 2006|

The obliquebanded leafroller has displaced pandemis as the primary leafroller pest in north central Washington.

Mike Doerr, entomologist with Washington [...]

In Our View

By |March 1st, 2006|

Since the federal court decision in March 2003, the Washington Apple Commission has gone through some dramatic changes. The [...]

Grants available for mowing prunings

By |March 1st, 2006|

Cost-share grants are available to growers in north central Washington State for disposing of their annual pruning by means [...]

The sweet “smell” of pest control

By |March 1st, 2006|

Exposing plants to certain chemicals can arouse them to release their own aromas to warn each other of danger [...]

You can’t stop drift, but you can reduce the risks

By |March 1st, 2006|

All sprays drift, but pesticide users can reduce the impact of drift by using lower-risk pesticides. Dr. [...]

More pears expected from Argentina

By |March 1st, 2006|

The fruit importer Oppenheimer Group of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, expects to bring more pears into the United States [...]

New mites detected in Washington vineyards

By |March 1st, 2006|

Wine grape growers in Mattawa and the Yakima and Columbia Valleys were concerned in the summer of 2005 to [...]