June 2006 Issue

How are you attracting and retaining the labor force you need?

By |June 1st, 2006|

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   Micky George Grower and shipper, Sultana, California Providing benefits “We will continue doing what we’ve been doing

Protect the family farm, ag women urged

By |June 1st, 2006|

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Mary Lou Peterson is the first female county commissioner in Okanogan, and runs orchards with her husband, Dan. Photo

New irrigation specialist on board

By |June 1st, 2006|

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Irrigation engineer Dr. R. Troy Peters, the new Washington State University Extension irrigation specialist, is eager to help growers improve

Family farms need leadership

By |June 1st, 2006|

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Management can be a difficult issue in many family farms because of the closeness of the family members, Aaron Clark

Surround tested in grapes

By |June 1st, 2006|

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The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on the right were treated with the kaolin clay product Surround. Photo courtesy of Ste.

Growing good crops of large fruit

By |June 1st, 2006|

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The first month after bloom is a critical time for ensuring that apples reach their full potential size at harvest,

On-farm irrigation trials

By |June 1st, 2006|

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Grape grower Mike Sauer is not afraid to experiment on a small scale with different irrigation regimes. Sometimes, the practices

Cooling off grapes

By |June 1st, 2006|

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John Farmer, left, and Luke Ransom check bud development of Barbera grapes, one of the earliest varieties to

Concentrating flavors

By |June 1st, 2006|

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Wise use of deficit irrigation can help growers make the most of limited water supplies and pay off in concentrated

Recognizing and preventing heat stress

By |June 1st, 2006|

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Hot summer days are ahead, and it is time to refresh our knowledge in the recognition, prevention, and first aid

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