March 1st 2006 Issue

Lodi rules

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Frustrated by low returns compared to their counterparts in the Napa Valley, wine grape growers in Lodi, California, are attempting

EPA offers help to growers

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Scattered across the country, tucked away in university extension offices and government labs, a coterie of regulatory scientists are looking

Partnering with environmentalists

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The Lodi-Woodbridge Winegrape Commission worked with Protected Harvest, the third-party certifier, for nearly two years in developing the Lodi Rules

Lorsban implicated in pesticide exposure tests

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Early season is when orchard workers are most likely to be exposed to cholinesterase-depressing pesticides, judging by Washington State’s cholinesterase-monitoring

Survival means growing better fruit with less labor

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Many Washington State tree fruit growers have been slow to adopt technology in the orchard so far, but unless they

Apple maggot continues to spread

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Apple maggot is not difficult to control, but it is a serious problem if found in orchards because it’s a

Rootstocks show resistance to replant disease

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A rootstock breeding program that has released seven fireblight-resistant rootstocks shows no signs of slowing down. Thousands more genotypes are

Obliquebanded leafroller displaces pandemis

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The obliquebanded leafroller has displaced pandemis as the primary leafroller pest in north central Washington.

Mike Doerr, entomologist with Washington State

Health message gains importance

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Just a few years ago, all that buyers cared about was the appearance of the apples they bought. “You never

You can’t stop drift, but you can reduce the risks

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All sprays drift, but pesticide users can reduce the impact of drift by using lower-risk pesticides. Dr. Alan

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