March 1st 2006 Issue

Lorsban implicated in pesticide exposure tests

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Early season is when orchard workers are most likely to be exposed to cholinesterase-depressing pesticides, judging by Washington State’s [...]

No one likes cheap fruit

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Canadian growers who are upset by low apple prices should not get angry at retailers, because retailers don’t like [...]

Growers bear gifts and messages for legislators

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Thirteen of the 25 largest apple- and pear-producing companies in the United States are in Washington State. That’s one [...]

Bin sled improves harvest efficiency

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Sometimes the simplest approach is the most cost effective. An inexpensive sled used for tree fruit harvest has reduced [...]

Apple maggot continues to spread

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Apple maggot is not difficult to control, but it is a serious problem if found in orchards because it’s [...]

Western Washington growers sell direct

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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

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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

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

Obliquebanded leafroller displaces pandemis

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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 [...]