March 1st 2011 Issue

New food safety law could swallow GAP programs

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When provisions of the new food safety law (the ­American Food Safety Modernization Act) are implemented, Good Agricultural Practice [...]

Botrytis comes to dry Washington

By |March 1st, 2011|

Last year’s cool season not only challenged growers and winemakers with slow fruit ripening, it also brought bunch rot [...]

A primer on Botrytis cinerea

By |March 1st, 2011|

Dr. Wayne Wilcox of Cornell University says Botrytis cinerea as a weak pathogen that prefers injured, senescent tissue, such [...]

Buffers would make orchards vulnerable

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If no-spray buffers proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency go into effect, orchardists will be unable to use [...]

Will the new pest go after grapes?

By |March 1st, 2011|

Grape growers learn to identify spotted wing drosophila at a Washington State Grape Society meeting.

Preliminary tests conducted last fall [...]

Bunch rot strategy for 2011

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For Washington grape growers who had a bunch rot problem in 2010, efforts to get [...]

Good Job

By |March 1st, 2011|

Jim and Rose King, at left, and John and Betsy King, right, pose with their award and the National [...]

Old pesticides wanted

By |March 1st, 2011|

Bins should not be used for storing pesticides. The Department of Agriculture can bring all the necessary [...]