May 15th 2013 Issue

Good Point: China

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I have talked about the immediate threat of the excessive increases in apple production from Washington State and went [...]

SWD challenges growers

By |May 15th, 2013|

Unlike the common drosophila flies, spotted wing drosophila will attack cherries before they are ripe.
PHOTO BY PETER SHEARER, [...]

Science on the Hudson

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Modern apple tree plantings have been made at the Hudson Valley Lab.
PHOTO BY RICHARD LEHNERT

Workers at Cornell University’s [...]

Cherry insurance reduces risk

By |May 15th, 2013|

Cherry insurance can provide a financial shelter for growers when the crop is rained on.
PHOTO BY GERALDINE WARNER

The [...]

Yakima Valley is the industry’s backbone

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Two Blondes Vineyard near Zillah was planted in 2000 by Andrew Will and Chris Camarda.
PHOTO CPHOTO COURTESY OF [...]

The NOSB’s ‘lose-lose’ decision

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A decision by the National Organic Standards Board not to extend use of a key antibiotic to control fireblight [...]

Yakima Valley AVA turns 30

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PHOTO COURTESY OF WASHINGTON WINE COMMISSION

The Yakima Valley American Viticultural Area, established by the federal government on March 23, [...]

Food safety mistakes

By |May 15th, 2013|

This creative, portable handwashing facility meets GlobalGAP requirements. Water is clearly labeled.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SUSAN PHEASANT

For growers just [...]

Chemical thinning is getting more precise

By |May 15th, 2013|

As with precision pruning, the thinning process starts by knowing how many fruit buds are on the tree and [...]

Great expectations

By |May 15th, 2013|

Milinda Dwyer

Mega retailer Costco Wholesale has high expectations when it comes to food safety and requires more from its [...]