May 1st 2013 Issue

Last Bite

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1  True or false? The Z-Trap is a device for killing Zetzellia mali?

2  How many gallons of fuel does [...]

White varieties need more water

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What works well on red wine grape varieties might be too much of a good thing for whites.

Grape growers [...]

Nothing easy about organic weed control

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Weed control in a newly planted organic vineyard is difficult and labor intensive but very much needed.

Heavenly host

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Tree of heaven is an invasive species that outcompetes other plants by using allelopathic chemicals. Inset left: Tree of [...]

Top five things to consider before going organic

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Harold Ostenson, center, discusses organic farming practices with Chelan grower Ray Fuller (left) and Stephan Bellon, a research horticulturist [...]

Organic hurdles

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Growing apples in the eastern United States under USDA organic certification standards is not easy, and it’s still not [...]

Optimizing production

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Three experts teamed up to make the case for precision orchard management. From left are economist Alison DeMarree, fruit [...]

Fruiting walls with windows

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American fruit growers are land-rich by Italian standards, Dorigoni says. In Italy, orchard land has been in use for [...]

Fruiting wall principles

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The tall spindle orchard design that is being so steadfastly encouraged by researchers—and adopted by growers—in [...]

Food Alliance’s future uncertain

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A lack of funding has forced the Food Alliance to suspend its operations, though its licensed producers will be [...]