December 2015 Issue

Nick Plath, a young grower from George, Washington

By |December 30th, 2015|

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grower / George, Washington
age / 26
crops / Apples, cherries, and wine grapes
business / Washington Fruit and Produce Company
family background /

Benefits of the TPP

By |December 28th, 2015|

Eliminating tariff rates on tree fruit is a trade policy objective of the Northwest Horticultural Council. TPP furthers this objective.

New focus on grade standards

By |December 28th, 2015|

Hort council aims for industry involvement to help monitor other nations’ quality metrics.

Avoiding heat-related illness

By |December 28th, 2015|

Study finds workers paid piece rate tend to work harder and take fewer breaks, increasing the risk of heat-related illness symptoms.

WSU virologist retires

By |December 28th, 2015|

Ken Eastwell will continue to work on little cherry disease after his retirement.

Surviving as a small grower

By |December 28th, 2015|

Sam Godwin has strategies for staying competitive.

SugarBee causes a buzz

By |December 28th, 2015|

The variety was developed in Minnesota from open-pollinated Honeycrisp.

Stinkbug taint in wine

By |December 28th, 2015|

Researchers studying BMSB in wine have found mixed results.

Domesticating mason bees

By |December 22nd, 2015|

Mason bees are being propagated to supplement honeybees.

The growing threat of black stem borer

By |December 22nd, 2015|

Years after invading from Asia, the insect is emerging as an apple tree pest.

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