April 1st 2013 Issue

Ladder falls top accident list

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Farming is a dangerous occupation, which makes accident prevention even more important.

Farming is one of the four most dangerous of

Positive trends for Bartletts

By |April 1st, 2013|

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The Pacific Northwest canned pear industry is in a good position now, based on inventory, pricing, demand, and import trends.

The

Calculating the value of biological control

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Washington State University entomologist Dr. Stan Hoyt developed integrated mite control in the late 1960s (see “How integrated mite control

Start working on health care now

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Health care reform will add to employers’ costs and complicate their business when regulations take effect next year. But, attorney

Are you over 50?

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To find out if you will be required to provide a health benefits plan for your employees starting January 1,

Simple rules

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A century ago, Ford Motor Company adopted the assembly line and began cranking out Model T cars that were as

New off-road emission standards coming

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Clean diesel technology has been making its way off the highways and into farms and fields and other off-road uses

Five things to consider when buying a tractor

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An example of an older tractor without modern-day features of a rollover protection structure (now mandatory) and an enclosed cab

Most vineyard tasks mechanized

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This trunk scrubber of the vMech system is used by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to control suckers. The device looks

New grape disease reduces yields, quality

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Left: A Merlot grapevine shows redleaf symptoms on mature leaves in the lower portions of the canopy. Symptoms are easily

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