July 2006 Issue

Falcons put on show for starlings

By |July 1st, 2006|

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The Saker falcon circles a couple hundred feet away, intent on a bird-size leather bundle fashioned to resemble a pair

Upright peach plantings are productive

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Peach trees with a pillar growth habit can be planted much more densely than standard peach trees to

Patent Office narrows Surround patent

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Apples—leaves and fruit—covered with Surround. Photo by Dick Lehnert Changes to Engelhard Corporation’s patent for Surround (a

Northwest forecasts manageable pear crop

By |July 1st, 2006|

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The Pacific Northwest pear industry is forecasting a 2006 crop of 17.5 million boxes, down from 18 million boxes a

New company to distribute Surround

By |July 1st, 2006|

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A new company called Advan LLC will distribute Surround (kaolin) crop protectant in specialty agriculture markets in the United States.

Guest worker requirements

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Tree fruit growers in the British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley typically require about 3,300 seasonal workers annually. But working with foreign

Sunburn-reducing films compared

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Research trials comparing various protective films for reducing sunburn in apples show variable results, which is typical of what growers

Canadian growers hire Mexican workers

By |July 1st, 2006|

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While the United States struggles to accommodate the tide of migrants seeking opportunities and a better life north of the

Eden

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Eden, a new apple with flesh that is slow to turn brown, is compared with MacSpur, on the

Study the pros and cons of club varieties

By |July 1st, 2006|

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Club varieties have both advantages and disadvantages that might not be apparent at first, so growers should carefully study the

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