Like insects, diseases develop in predictable ways based on growing-degree accumulations, but diseases are driven more by moisture than [...]
Precise application of pesticides in orchards provides growers with better crop protection, less environmental pollution, and better use of [...]
If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?
We do [...]
Growing peaches is getting easier in some ways, harder in others, a rather normal description of many orchardists’ efforts. [...]
Washington State University’s apple breeding program is now screening seedlings and selections for fireblight resistance.
During WSU’s annual field day [...]
Concerns that fireblight would cause significant damage to this year’s pear harvest in the Medford, Oregon, [...]
Grow just one variety. Growing one variety will limit your marketing season and the number of times consumers [...]
The generally arid conditions in the Pacific Northwest limit the threat of the disease, which needs warm and moist [...]
Book of secrets
Karin Argo of Zillah, Washington, is selling the second edition of her popular The Secrets of [...]