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.

Fruit processor harnesses solar power

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This 19-acre solar power system at Knouse Foods will generate 4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. The 14,000 [...]

Cutting costs of IPM

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Vince Jones at Washington State University is testing the new Z-Trap, which zaps insects and records when they were [...]

Knouse has wide reach

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Knouse Foods is a large fruit-processing company with seven processing plants in three states and 1,500 employees packing apple [...]

How big is the orchard footprint?

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The galvanized wire used for trellises might contribute significantly to the environmental footprint of an orchard because of the [...]

Honeycrisp challenges club concept

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

Honeycrisp has set the standard [...]

Help needed for invasive stinkbug

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Brown marmorated stinkbugs overwinter in protected areas, emerge in April in the mid-Atlantic area, and lay eggs from May [...]

Beauty with benefits

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David James

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

Late grafting can be successful

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Imperial Gala on Tatura Trellis were bark grafted in early October (spring) 2009. A severe wind and rainstorm in [...]

What growers have learned

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Bull suckers are already becoming obvious in this block of cherries on the Upright Fruiting Offshoots system that was [...]