Legal & Regulatory

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.

Michigan growers worry about labor

By |April 29th, 2014|

If nothing gets done to solve immigration issues this year, and, with it, assure a supply of domestic seasonal [...]

Paying for rest time

By |April 29th, 2014|

Paying a piece-rate equivalent for rest breaks helps keep workers productive and motivated, a labor specialist says.

New clothing material may better protect workers

By |April 29th, 2014|

Study looks at lightweight, Teflon-like material might have potential for protective clothing for pesticide applicators.

Prevention is best strategy

By |April 22nd, 2014|

Mites continue to develop resistance to new miticides.

New biofumigant registered

By |April 22nd, 2014|

A soil biofumigant developed for both conventional and organic farms offers a new tool in what is becoming an [...]

New herbicide — resistant crops

By |April 21st, 2014|

Both Dow Agrosciences and Monsanto Company expect to have new herbicide-resistant crops and new herbicides available in 2015.

Dow is [...]