Legal & Regulatory

High-tech cherry packing facility debuts

By |May 14th, 2014|

New plant doubles the cherry volume for Washington Fruit.

Technology is the future of cherry packing

By |May 14th, 2014|

West Coast cherry packers are quickly adopting new sorting technology.

Schlect: On a roll

By |May 13th, 2014|

Anne MacMillan has left her post as deputy chief of staff to Secretary Vilsack at USDA to join Roll Global,

How much pheromone for codling moth?

By |May 6th, 2014|

Researcher finds codling moths need much less perfume to disrupt their mating.

Opal apple verified as non-GMO

By |May 2nd, 2014|

FirstFruits seeks to head off confusion with a GMO apple that might be approved.

Growers make H-2A work

By |May 1st, 2014|

Washington is the fourth largest employer of H-2A workers in the country after North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

USApple president visits the other Washington

By |April 30th, 2014|

Jim Bair, president of the U.S. Apple Association, visited Washington State this week for the first time since taking [...]

Nematode-resistant rootstocks available

By |April 30th, 2014|

Improved rootstocks are available, though more field testing is needed.

New approach needed for nematodes

By |April 29th, 2014|

Avoid white varieties if planting in a site with root knot nematodes.

Labor shortage favors imports

By |April 29th, 2014|

New study says a shortage of labor is hampering expansion of U.S. fruit production.