March 1st 2006 Issue

People can afford to pay more for food

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People have more cash to spend than ever before, yet spend a shrinking proportion of their income on food.

Apple attractant not found yet

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Researchers have been unable to duplicate whatever it is in apples that attracts codling moths. Dr. Peter Landolt, research

Why not fresh-cut pears?

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The equivalent of more than a million boxes of apples were sold in the form of fresh slices last year.

Breakthrough in codling moth control

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Dr. Doug Light with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California, and Dr. Alan Knight

Bin sled improves harvest efficiency

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Sometimes the simplest approach is the most cost effective. An inexpensive sled used for tree fruit harvest has reduced bruising

Target pear psylla early

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The most effective time to control pear psylla is early in the season, Washington State University entomologist Dr. John Dunley

Direct sales boost LynOaken Farms’s profits

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To stay competitive in the fruit industry, some get larger to achieve economies of scale. Others, like one western New

Psylla is everyone’s problem

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Pear psylla is not an individual orchardist’s problem—it is a neighborhood issue. The pest disperses in the winter and

Ballot shows support for SIR program

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British Columbia fruit growers have voted to continue their support for the Canadian province’s innovative but costly codling moth control

The sweet “smell” of pest control

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Exposing plants to certain chemicals can arouse them to release their own aromas to warn each other of danger and

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