March 1st 2006 Issue

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

Pest control costs worry growers

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Orchardists participating in a research trial that evaluated reduced-risk pest management say that the reduced-risk practices are effective, but they

Growers bear gifts and messages for legislators

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Thirteen of the 25 largest apple- and pear-producing companies in the United States are in Washington State. That’s one of

Western Washington growers sell direct

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Apple growers in western Washington are realizing that their future does not lie in selling their apples through major packers

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