May 1st 2012 Issue

Head of the class

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The Young Apple Leaders of 2012 are, back row left to right, Sarah Dressell, Sara Shanteau, Casey Collins, Adam [...]

Need a lawyer?

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A group of Young Leaders listens to Don Kraemer, acting deputy director of the FDA Center for Food Safety [...]

Silver bullet is short lived

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Neal Manly said Tiberon was a unique tool to help nurseries produced branched trees for high-density plantings.
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Lone organic grower finds it tough

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Most of Owens’s orchards are surrounded by mature timber. On this mountain, he has three isolated orchards, each about [...]

Last Bite

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Arctic Snow, patented by Zaiger Genetics and sold by Dave Wilson Nursery, ripens late August to early September. The [...]

Promising organic herbicide found

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These large crabgrass seedlings show the effect of preemergence application of manuka oil. Control is on the right. Concentrations [...]

Watch out, codling moth!

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Left: A female Neoscona oaxacensis orb-weaving spider. Top: Cheiracanthium spiders are known as yellow sac spiders. They are usually [...]

Niche product

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Sevin (carbaryl) will continue to be available for chemical thinning and pest control in tree fruits, says Dr. Jonathan [...]

Good to Know

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Premature fruit drop can cause 20 percent or more yield loss in pears without intervention. Natural drop signals fruit [...]

Ready for the audit?

By |May 1st, 2012|

Nicole Brunner checks the Gras2p training manual, which can be purchased by any Washington grower.
Photo by Geraldine Warner

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