May 1st 2013 Issue

Plantings set record pace

By |May 1st, 2013|

If Washington’s 129-million-box apple crop took you by surprise last fall, consider this.

If there hadn’t been hailstorms throughout Washington [...]

White varieties need more water

By |May 1st, 2013|

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

Grape growers [...]

Pest pressures challenge organics future

By |May 1st, 2013|

The favorable climate and relatively low pest and disease pressure in the arid West have been blessings for organic [...]

Nothing easy about organic weed control

By |May 1st, 2013|

Research in a newly planted organic vineyard showed just how difficult and labor-intensive weed control is under organic conditions. [...]

Pear growers surveyed on biological control

By |May 1st, 2013|

Implementing stable biological control programs requires growers and pest managers to have a much better understanding of management actions [...]