May 1st 2011 Issue

Counting the benefits of biocontrol

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A more expensive pesticide might be more economical if it lets natural enemies do their work.

Promoting tart cherries on a tiny budget

By |May 1st, 2011|

The tart cherry industry is in year four of an advertising and promotion campaign developed by the Chicago advertising [...]

Old Southern apples star in book

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Disharoon, an old, north Georgia apple thought to have been cultivated by native Americans, came to Lee Calhoun’s orchard [...]

Combining wine tasting with nature

By |May 1st, 2011|

The upper slopes of Washington’s Red Mountain come alive in the spring with flowers of lupine, phlox, [...]

Prepare for future technology

By |May 1st, 2011|

Orchard structure will be a critical factor in the success of the tree fruit industry of the future because [...]

Attracting beneficial insects

By |May 1st, 2011|

A sticky trap monitors beneficial insect abundance near flowering yarrow plants. After evaluating more than [...]

Last Bite – A pear, by any other name

By |May 1st, 2011|

Left: D’Anjou grows well in the Pacific Northwest’s dry climate. Right: This photo was taken at the National Clonal [...]

Honeycrisp challenges club concept

By |May 1st, 2011|

The name Ambrosia reflects the aromatic flavor of the apple.
Courtesy Sally & Wilfrid Mennell

Honeycrisp has set the standard [...]

Measuring the organic footprint

By |May 1st, 2011|

Tilling the soil releases carbon into the atmosphere, but does the compost that organic growers apply compensate for that?

Emissions [...]

Beauty with benefits

By |May 1st, 2011|

David James

Restoring native sagebrush steppe habitat in and near vineyards and wineries in central Washington could attract more than [...]