May 1st 2010 Issue

Promoting ecolabel wines

By |May 1st, 2010|

A program that began by certifying vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley that were following practices to protect and restore salmon watersheds has grown to include more than half the wine grape acreage of Walla Walla Valley in Washington and Oregon and several vineyards in eastern Washington.

Sustainability: imposition or opportunity?

By |May 1st, 2010|

With major food companies joining the green movement, a growing number of farmers are being asked questions about their sustainability efforts and/or programs. Growers can either view the movement as opportunity or imposition, says Dr. Cliff Ohmart.

Good Job

By |May 1st, 2010|

Apple Blossom Queen Margaret Robinson presented a plaque to WSU Extension Educator Tim Smith when he was named Apple Citizen [...]

Getting trees off to a good start

By |May 1st, 2010|

This new planting, pictured at the end of the first season, started out as sleeping eyes and is irrigated [...]

New organic organization

By |May 1st, 2010|

Minnesota grower Harry Hoch helped found a new organization called the Organic Tree Fruit Growers Association, and his wife, [...]

Solving the woolly apple aphid

By |May 1st, 2010|

Washington Fruit and Produce Company planted alyssum between the rows of this new orchard to attract syrphid flies, which [...]

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Good Point–Washington fruit industry scholarships change lives

By |May 1st, 2010|

Yadira Castaneda recently received the Jacque McDougall Memorial Scholarship, funded by McDougall and Sons of Wenatchee, and Cecelia Guzman [...]

Meeting the organic challenge

By |May 1st, 2010|

Harry and Jackie Hoch (center) gather in their orchard for a family photo on Easter weekend, where unusual 80-degree [...]

Growers surveyed on pest practices

By |May 1st, 2010|

Washington apple growers are adopting new pest ­management strategies and technologies including safer chemistries, in accordance with the U.S. [...]

Woolly apple aphid

By |May 1st, 2010|

Syrphid fly larvae attack woolly apple aphids.

The woolly apple aphid overwinters as a nymph on the roots of apple [...]