Why the National Organic Standards Board made its decision

By |February 15th, 2013|

In 2011, when the National Organic Standards Board made a formal recommendation to the National Organic Program to permit [...]

Behind the scenes at the NOSB

By |February 15th, 2013|

Harold Austin

In April, the National Organic Standards Board will decide whether organic apple and pear growers in the United [...]

Neonicotinoids and bees

By |May 15th, 2012|

A spate of new studies came out this spring, all of them seeking to link neonicotinoid insecticides to mortality [...]

Tree safety is key issue with herbicides

By |April 15th, 2012|

Choosing a herbicide program for an orchard is not so simple as choosing which herbicide kills what weeds and [...]

Fumigant regulations keep coming

By |April 15th, 2012|

Soil fumigation, like this broadcast application, now requires that fumigation management plans be developed to include a long list [...]

Tips on how to avoid glyphosate damage

By |April 15th, 2012|

As you approach weed control this spring, remember the word SUPPLY.

That’s the acronym Dr. Hannah Mathers developed to help [...]

Leafroller challenges cherry growers

By |April 1st, 2012|

Obliquebanded leafroller larva
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture

Tart cherry growers need to use a modern, effective insecticide to control obliquebanded [...]

EU regulations stifle fruit exports

By |March 15th, 2012|

Pacific Northwest apple and pear exports to Europe have dropped dramatically since pesticide ­regulations were harmonized among members of [...]

Three keys to successful pollination

By |March 15th, 2012|

Queen bees lay eggs singly in cells of the honeycomb. After the eggs hatch, worker bees feed the larvae [...]

New pesticide safety guide released

By |March 1st, 2012|

Many practical ideas to solve everyday problems with pesticide handling have been invented and used by growers throughout Washington [...]