Legal & Regulatory

Wine wastewater permits are coming

By |April 16th, 2015|

Final rules for Washington State wineries expected by next spring.

Automated pruning with robotics

By |April 13th, 2015|

Robots can follow pruning rules as well as humans, but a key was writing the rules.

Arctic apple Q&A: Expect more GMO apples in the pipeline

By |April 1st, 2015|

Okanagan Specialty Fruits plans to submit more GMO apple varieties for deregulation within the year.

Few bees in vineyards

By |March 25th, 2015|

Grape pest practices in Washington aren’t harming bees.

Growers urged to join stewardship project

By |March 24th, 2015|

Agriculture in Washington has not been affected by growth management regulations—yet.

Health Canada approves Arctic apples for growth and sale

By |March 20th, 2015|

Health Canada has approved two varieties of Arctic apples, Arctic Granny Smith and Arctic Golden Delicious, for growth and [...]

Judge blisters EEOC for “frivolous” case against growers

By |March 20th, 2015|

A federal judge has issued a blistering critique of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the agency had brought [...]

Washington governor declares drought in three regions

By |March 19th, 2015|

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency for three areas of the state, setting in motion money, [...]

Fine growth regulator receives EPA approval

By |March 18th, 2015|

Fine Americas, Inc., has received a Section 3 registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the plant growth [...]

Bees as flying doctors

By |March 18th, 2015|

Honeybees deliver brown rot control to sweet cherry orchards.