March 1st 2013 Issue

Bryan Mrachek, Young Grower, March 1, 2014

By |March 6th, 2014|

Bryan Mrachek / grower / Malaga, Washington

age / 27

family farm / Lucky Bohemian Farms, which is owned by Laura and [...]

Air volume should match canopy volume

By |March 1st, 2013|

As growers move to modern, high-density planting systems to improve yield and orchard management, they need to match the [...]

Bacterial canker

By |March 1st, 2013|

The weather turned hot and dry—­conditions conducive to healing the cuts without making the canker situation worse. Then, the [...]

Speak out

By |March 1st, 2013|

Proposed regulations to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act could bring dramatic changes to the growing, harvest, and packing [...]

A new tool for IPM

By |March 1st, 2013|

In recent years, the use of insect models has become an important tool in pest management. Current models help [...]

The Top Five

By |March 1st, 2013|

Before you buy a new orchard sprayer, you’ll want to think about it a bit. A sprayer is a [...]

Enveloping vines in warmth

By |March 1st, 2013|

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is on the edge of being able to successfully ripen many traditional wine grape varieties. And [...]

Good Point: Forecasting future Asian import demand

By |March 1st, 2013|

More information on the study is available on the Web site or by sending an e-mail to

Leading [...]

U.S. pears head to China

By |March 1st, 2013|

The Pear Bureau Northwest is giving this framed God of Fortune poster to Chinese importers to demonstrate the profit [...]

Stinkbug is strong flier

By |March 1st, 2013|

The stinkbug injects saliva into the fruit and then sucks out the juice, causing brown areas in the flesh [...]