O’Rourke: Apple prices will force efficiencies

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Grower profitability is influenced not just by prices received but by various other factors.

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 [...]

A model for apple thinning

By |March 20th, 2015|

Carbohydrate model and good weather information support grower decisions for apple thinning.

Stress-free thinning

By |March 19th, 2015|

The model ensures it’s the trees that are stressed, not you.

Marcus Morgan, Young Grower from The Dalles, Oregon

By |March 18th, 2015|

grower / Marcus Morgan, 36, The Dalles, Oregon.  (with Miss Blue)
crops / Cherries
business / Orchard manager for [...]

Search continues for stinkbug predators

By |March 9th, 2015|

Will brown marmorated stinkbug take hold in desert climates?

Make the most of biocontrol

By |March 6th, 2015|

Beneficial insects and mites can play a role in controlling key orchard pests if they’re not exposed to harmful [...]

Birds are eating into profits

By |March 6th, 2015|

Honeycrisp growers in Washington say they lost $28 million to birds in one year.

Codling moth mating disruption reaches a milestone

By |March 5th, 2015|

Mating disruption of codling moth is used in 90 percent of all apples and pears grown in Washington State.

Stinkbug challenges organic growers

By |March 5th, 2015|

Researchers are testing trap crops as a way to manage brown marmorated stinkbug.