March 1st 2006 Issue

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

RAMP focuses on reduced-risk pest controls

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Apples and peaches, high-value crops in eastern United States, were the focus of a regional research project aimed at finding

Hort Council fills technical issues position

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Deborah Carter is the new technical issues manager for the Northwest Horticultural Council, which is based in Yakima, Washington. She

In Our View

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Since the federal court decision in March 2003, the Washington Apple Commission has gone through some dramatic changes. The decision

Southern Hemisphere apple crop down

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Representatives of Southern Hemisphere tree fruit producers report that their 2006 apple crop is 8 percent smaller than last year’s,

Grants available for mowing prunings

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Cost-share grants are available to growers in north central Washington State for disposing of their annual pruning by means other

More pears expected from Argentina

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The fruit importer Oppenheimer Group of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, expects to bring more pears into the United States from

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