March 1st 2013 Issue

Speak out

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

A new tool for IPM

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

The Top Five

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

Enveloping vines in warmth

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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

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More information on the study is available on the Web site www.e-belrose.com or by sending an e-mail to belrose@pullman.com.

Leading [...]

U.S. pears head to China

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

Stinkbug is strong flier

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

Extension leader has ambitious goals

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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

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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 [...]