March 15th 2014 Issue

New prairie cherry varieties making an impact

By |May 20th, 2014|

Tart cherries from Saskatchewan are still on track to play larger role.

Ryan Swanson, Young Grower from Nova Scotia

By |March 27th, 2014|

Ryan Swanson/ grower / Centreville, Nova Scotia, Canada

age / 37

crops / More than 130 acres of apples

business / Eisses [...]

Rootstocks do fine in Washington

By |March 26th, 2014|

Differences in rootstock trial were due to yearly climate variation, not rootstocks.

Wine grape yields not affected by early leaf removal

By |March 26th, 2014|

Early leaf removal in white grape varieties has several benefits.

Organic apple growers are optimistic

By |March 26th, 2014|

Washington State will run out of organic apples this season.

Control psylla early

By |March 26th, 2014|

Returning winterforms are more susceptible to pesticides than they were in the fall.

Selenium is toxic to bees

By |March 26th, 2014|

Entomologists from the University of California, Riverside, have found that selenium can cause delays in development and mortality in honeybees.

Fire blight control without antibiotics

By |March 25th, 2014|

Lime sulfur and fish oil can help as part of an integrated strategy.

Best practices for pollination

By |March 25th, 2014|

Six practices to help ensure successful pollination.

Bees are driving pesticide decisions

By |March 25th, 2014|

The desire to protect bees is becoming institutionalized.