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 [...]

In My View: Optimistic about pears

By |March 1st, 2013|

This winter, I was pleased to address a large number of growers at North Central Washington Pear Day in [...]

Good job

By |March 1st, 2013|

Cherry blossoms being protected by ice during an early April cold snap. ­­Cherry orchard owned by Andy and Sheila [...]

Last Bite: Do you know your pests?

By |March 1st, 2013|

1    In which plant has the brown marmorated stinkbug been most commonly found in Oregon?
a.    Tree of heaven

One last Guthion spray

By |March 1st, 2013|

Fruit growers in Michigan can use existing stocks of the insecticide azinphos-methyl (Guthion) one more time before it is [...]

Bug pheromone studied

By |March 1st, 2013|

In tree fruit pest management, most monitoring and mating disruption technologies are based on phero­mones that female insects release [...]

For the birds

By |March 1st, 2013|

Preliminary estimates of bird damage to fruit crops made during 2012 show what fruit growers already know: Fruit production [...]