February 15th 2010 Issue

Last Bite – From timber to apples

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Arden Harris was a member of a family that pioneered in the development of the lumber resources of the Entiat

Good to know – Rayapati

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Grapevine fanleaf, an infectious degenerative disease, is the oldest known viral disease of grapevines. It is believed that fanleaf virus

Storing organic apples is not easy

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As Washington growers have ramped up production of organic apples, the volume of apples going into storage has also increased,

Controlling mildew in organic cherries

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Powdery mildew is a tough disease to control for Pacific Northwest cherry growers, but it’s even tougher for organic growers

Fireblight without antibiotics

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Orchards that have secondary bloom or have later-blooming varieties are more at risk for fireblight infection.

Controlling fireblight without antibiotics is

Scab control more challenging

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Apple scab overwinters in infected leaves on the orchard floor. Spores from the dead leaves are produced in the spring

Questions to ask a prospective nursery

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Ask the following questions before choosing a nursery, ­suggests Cameron Nursery’s Paul Tvergyak.

Longevity—How long has the company been in business?

Reputation—Is

Moving larger crops in the future

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Focus on what you can control was the message given to growers by cherry marketers who shared thoughts on how

Choosing a nursery and trees

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This is the fourth in a series of articles covering all aspects of planning and establishing a competitive orchard.

Before committing

Choosing type of tree

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Left, Sleeping eye. Middle: Standard tree. Right: Potted trees. Bottom: Bench grafts.

Several types of trees are available from nurseries for

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