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.

Beware of weed resistance

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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

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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

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

Last Bite

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    1    Dagger nematodes are vectors of which virus?

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

Rescue thinning

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If you’ve thinned and thinned and there are still too many apples on the trees, there is one more growth

Evaluating grape sites

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Michelle Moyer demonstrates how WSU’s vineyard site evaluation computer model works.
PHOTO BY MELISSA HANSEN

Dr. Michelle Moyer, Washington State University’s statewide

Orchard ground covers

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For 21 years now, Dr. Ian Merwin has tended a 320-tree apple orchard on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake

Hudson Valley’s wholesalers

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Two of the largest wholesale operations on the International Fruit Tree Association tour in New York were Crist Brothers Orchards

WSU seeks licensee

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Washington State University’s Research Foundation, which owns the new WA 38 apple, has issued an “announcement of opportunity” inviting individuals,

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