April 15th 2013 Issue

Not enough canned pears

By |April 16th, 2014|

Pacific Northwest pear processors are raising grower prices to $300 per ton this season in hopes of sourcing more Bartlett pears for the processed market.

Cornell releases wine grape varieties

By |April 15th, 2013|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Cornell University has released two new wine grape varieties—a cold-hardy aromatic white variety and a red variety that is highly

Choose your poison carefully

By |April 15th, 2013|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

A barn owl nesting box at Omeg Orchards. Notice the metal underneath the box that’s used to prevent raccoons from

The BIG Stomach

By |April 15th, 2013|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

RIGHT: Workers pack apples in the modern facility built two years ago at Crist Bros. in Walden, New York. The

Testing tree health

By |April 15th, 2013|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Dennis Smith, horticulturist with G.S. Long Company, Inc., in Yakima, Washington, has been doing soil and leaf sampling for fruit

Nutrient information needed

By |April 15th, 2013|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

As yield expectations have soared in recent years, so has the importance of nutrient management.

Apple growers who were once happy

Beware of weed resistance

By |April 15th, 2013|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

DON’T LET WEEDS
GET AWAY
It’s particularly important to keep up with weed control in a young orchard because the weeds compete

Weed ZAPPER

By |April 15th, 2013|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Engineer Graham Brodie developed the microwave weed-killing machine. Four microwave horn antennae at the back end, each about four inches

Meet Washington State’s new agriculture director

By |April 15th, 2013|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

Bud Hover’s road to directorship of the Washington State Department of Agriculture began in 1938 when his mother and her

Last Bite

By |April 15th, 2013|

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page

    1    Dagger nematodes are vectors of which virus?

a.    Prune dwarf
b.    Tomato ring spot
c.    Professor Plum pox
d.    Prunus necrotic ring

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someonePrint this page