April 1st 2012 Issue

Merlot’s place in Washington

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Merlot grapes have had a strong presence in Washington State since 1956 when the late Dr. Walter Clore brought cuttings

Clinic can diagnose crop ailments

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Karen Ward runs WSU’s Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic.

If you find strange rots or spots on your fruit trees or some

Pests sneak into U.K.

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Two new pests—the brown marmorated stinkbug and spotted wing drosophila—have snuck into the United Kingdom but are not yet established

Housing helps attract workers

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Mike Gempler (facing camera) tours Sage Bluff housing project.
GERALDINE WARNER

Housing—be it state-subsidized tent programs, onsite grower-owned, or public housing built

Irrigating cherry orchards efficiently

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Lapins fruit quality was excellent in all three years of the deficit irrigation study.
Todd Einhorn

A significant portion of sweet cherry

H-2A basics

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Lucio Machado picks Golden Delicious in a Wenatchee, Washington, orchard.

Fear of a repeat of last fall’s labor shortage in the

Eye-to-eye with consumers

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The bin porch offers customers a wide choice, and they can buy any mixture at a fixed price for a

From pie to health food

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New, healthy products include dried cherries and tart cherry juice.

If you hear the words, “tart cherries,” and a nice oozy

USA Farmers seek reform

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Chalmers Carr III doesn’t expect Congressional action on farm labor and immigration issues before the fall elections this year, and

Aiming for efficiency

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Almost $3 million in government funding earmarked for packing house improvements was announced January 27 at the B.C. Fruit Growers’

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