April 1st 2006 Issue

Happy crews

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In addition to saving money in labor costs by using platforms in a Selah, Washington, orchard, Dave Jacques says they

Research: New packaging developed for ripe Bartletts

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A newly developed suspended tray package (Hammock pack) is capable of protecting ripe Bartlett pears from transport vibration damage. The

Pests on packed fruit

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Agricultural Research Service scientists in Yakima, Washington, are testing food-grade surfactants as a new method of ridding packed sweet cherries

Lessons in research from Australia

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It’s no coincidence that Australia’s wine production and exports have skyrocketed in the last ten years. The accomplishment is a

Choose grape varieties for region

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Grape Growers of Ontario CEO Debbie Zimmerman believes the severe winter cold that’s caused short crops in recent years is

Another tool to manage codling moth: ULV ground pheromone sprays

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Growers have been clear and consistent. They want easy, inexpensive, and effective approaches to manage their most egregious of pests-codling

Asian lady beetle taints wine

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The multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis) is a voracious predator, feeding on aphids as well as other pests. According

Keeping sprays on target

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With goals of minimizing spray drift and maximizing spray coverage, an Oregon State University scientist is looking at a variety

Wine industry works to build research funding

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There are plenty of shortcomings when examining research and development for the nation’s wine and grape industry-funding cutbacks, a disconnect

Orchard platforms gain in popularity

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Orchard platforms, as a tool to reduce the use of ladders to perform tasks like pruning and thinning, are moving

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