Pest management requires precise tools

By |September 1st, 2013|

Over the years, fruit growers have traded in their shotgun-like pest control tools for more precise rifle-like tools and [...]

Winery showcases estate fruit

By |September 1st, 2013|

Kerry Shiels began as Côte Bonneville’s winemaker in 2009, after getting her master’s from the University of California, Davis, and working harvests for five different wineries in California, Australia, and Argentina.

Pear Marketing: Connect with the customer

By |September 1st, 2013|

Pears are a relatively small item in the fresh produce department, but they are still important to retailers. Pears [...]

Rocks with a story

By |September 1st, 2013|

These four types of rocks found in DuBrul Vineyard each tell a different story about the region’s geologic influences.

Precise disease management is complicated

By |September 1st, 2013|

Like insects, diseases develop in predictable ways based on ­growing-degree accumulations, but diseases are driven more by moisture than [...]

Manageable apple crop forecast

By |September 1st, 2013|

Washington State apple producers expect to harvest 120 million packed boxes of apples this fall, according to the industry’s August forecast, the first official tally of the season.

Growers need to adjust sprayers for deposition and drift

By |September 1st, 2013|

Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of [...]

Universities collaborate

By |September 1st, 2013|

Kari Peter, the new plant pathologist at Penn State, will serve fruit growers in three states.
by Richard Lehnert

Three [...]

Fewer pears for canners

By |September 1st, 2013|

The outlook seems positive for the Northwest canning pear industry going into the 2013 season.

The industry is expecting to [...]

New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do [...]