March 1st 2006 Issue

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

Small made no small contribution

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Orchardist Jim Small of Entiat, Washington, was honored for serving 28 years on the board of the Washington Growers Clearing

Soft pesticides can be hard on beneficials

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Some of the new “soft” pesticides that have been developed in recent years are not so soft on beneficial insects

New mites detected in Washington vineyards

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Wine grape growers in Mattawa and the Yakima and Columbia Valleys were concerned in the summer of 2005 to find

Life after organophosphates

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Suitable alternatives to organophosphates are available for Western cherry fruit fly, says a U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist. But achieving

Letters to the editor

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CRISP & COLDThe February 1, 2006, Good Fruit Grower made history. The revolutionary trends in niche variety, and other apple

New controls for cherry pests

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Oregon State University scientists, in the search for more selective alternatives to traditional broad-spectrum pesticides, are testing a variety of

Cherry fruit fly bait attracts large following

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A new bait for controlling cherry fruit fly probably saved Washington State growers close to a million dollars last season,

No one likes cheap fruit

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Canadian growers who are upset by low apple prices should not get angry at retailers, because retailers don’t like the

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