March 1st 2009 Issue

Monitoring, managing codling moth clearly and precisely

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A research report from Alan Knight, USDA–Wapato; Loys Hawkins and Kathleen McNamara, Bear Creek Orchards, Oregon; and
Rick Hilton, Oregon State

Making it pay

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Growers attending a beneficial bird workshop at Omeg Orchards, The Dalles, Oregon, examine a barn owl box. Note

Bringing back bluebirds

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The western bluebird is an insectivore, with more than two-thirds of its diet coming from insects.

Good Job

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In an industry that espouses change, Canadian Don Claridge is somewhat of a maverick. The 57-year-old apple grower, who

How to build a bat house

By |March 1st, 2009|

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This bat house that Mike Omeg bought from BCI will hold 300 to 400 bats. The cost of

Last Bite – S Brand meant the best

By |March 1st, 2009|

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Much of the Optimus Fruit Ranch property is now part of the Yakima airport. John E.

Rodent-eating machines

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A barn owl brings a gopher to the nearly grown owlets. Barn owls, described by some

Quick Bites

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WSDA would reimburse organic growers The Washington State Department of Agriculture is offering reimbursement for some of the

Good Health

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The cholinesterase-monitoring program was mandated by the Washington State Supreme Court in 2002 as a system to warn handlers and

Scouting pays

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Pest monitoring is an additional expense but one that pays dividends, orchard pest consultants said

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