June 2010 Issue

Last Bite – Low-grade labels highly valued

By |June 1st, 2010|

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Labels of “cooker” grade or C grade apples were usually green, yellow, or white. Today, collectors will often pay more

NW questions cherry fruit fly quarantine

By |June 1st, 2010|

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The western cherry fruit fly has not been found in California’s cherry-growing districts.

State officials in Oregon and Washington say ­California’s

Good Stuff

By |June 1st, 2010|

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Voliam label expansion
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved a label expansion for Voliam Xpress insectide, which allows its

Quarantine alternative

By |June 1st, 2010|

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Dr. Wee Yee, entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Yakima, Washington, is conducting research to assess the likelihood

Good Point – Frank Gasperini, National Council of Agricultural Employers

By |June 1st, 2010|

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Fruit growers are challenged every season by weather, pests, and unpredictable input costs along with the need to compete with

The organized orchard

By |June 1st, 2010|

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Each tree is allowed to have only one limb on each wire, and the limb is headed halfway to the

Saving water and energy

By |June 1st, 2010|

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Pictured checking a new meter station are members of The Dalles Irrigation District’s Save Water Save Energy project planning team

New rules govern Michigan irrigators

By |June 1st, 2010|

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Last July, new rules in Michigan required most would-be irrigators to get permission to withdraw water either from groundwater using

Mulches can conserve water

By |June 1st, 2010|

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Research in the Pacific Northwest suggests that mulch placed in the tree row can cut a young apple tree’s water

Bringing the desert back

By |June 1st, 2010|

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Small plastic cage sleeves were used to protect the native seedlings from herbivores like rabbits.

Eastern Washington vineyards, with their scant

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