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 [...]

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 [...]

Extension leader has ambitious goals

By |March 1st, 2013|

Dr. Des Layne, Washington State University’s new and first tree fruit extension team leader, began work on February 1 [...]

Good to Know: New traps and lures for tree fruit pests

By |March 1st, 2013|

Generations of growers have monitored the key pests in their orchards. Over the years, traps and lures available to [...]

Food Safety Committee guides research

By |March 1st, 2013|

The Pacific Northwest Food SafetyCommittee, an industry advisory group representing tree fruit growers, packers, and researchers, was organized in [...]

Shorten laterals to cut thinning costs

By |March 1st, 2013|

Peach and nectarine trees will always set more fruit than the trees can size.
For most orchardists, thinning peach [...]

Certification not unique to produce

By |March 1st, 2013|

Agriculture, with its various food safety and sustainable production standards now required by many retailers, is not the only [...]