February 15th 2013 Issue

How the NOSB makes decisions

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The National Organic Standards Board is a federal advisory committee that makes the decisions on which inputs can be used

Who’s on the NOSB

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The National Organic Standards Board has 15 members who serve five-year terms, though the terms are not equally staggered.

The membership

An expensive disorder

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Photos courtesy of Bhaskar Bondada

A shrivel is not just a shrivel.

Of the various types of shrivel impacting grape quality, sour

Identifying grape shrivels

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In the past, grape growers have mistaken any shrivel in their fruit for grape berry shrivel, also known as sour

Top 5 points when installing irrigation

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More and more, fruit growers—even in wet climates—are installing irrigation systems at planting time. While growers in Washington State, Idaho,

Saving water in early peaches

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Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, looking for ways that growers can save water without affecting fruit quality or

Irrigate early if winter is dry

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Bleeding (inset photo) caused by root pressure is associated with bud swell and bud break. Bleeding sap is collected from

Last Bite

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1  Which of the following is not a fruit symptom of little cherry disease?
a.    Small size
b.    Poor color
c.    High acids
d.  

WSU Grape irrigation bulletin

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Washington State University Extension has released a new irrigation manual for vineyards, clarifying irrigation options and strategies for juice and

Natural enemy inventory

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Herbivore-induced plant volatile (HIPV) lure to attract natural enemies in orchards.

Monitoring is one of the key components of any successful

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