March 1st 2012 Issue

New pests threaten Washington grapes

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Doug Walsh, holding a mealybug pheromone trap, says that such traps have been used throughout the state to look for

Tree Fruit Day in Olympia

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Hort president David Douglas, left, and Jennifer Armen discussed tree fruit interests with Senator Linda Evans-Parlette in her Olympia office.
Jim

Last Bite–From refugee to cherry breeder

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Dr. Charles Lapins selected the Lapins cherry more than 40 years ago.

Charles Lapins came to North America as a farm

B.C. growers propose apple agency

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Kirpal Boparai, president of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association, says his priority is to get money into growers’ pockets.
Terry Edwards

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Trapping for grape mealybug

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Brian Bahder transfers a first-instar grape mealybug from a grapevine leafroll-diseased Concord vine to a healthy Concord vine to assess

New pesticide safety guide released

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Many practical ideas to solve everyday problems with pesticide handling have been invented and used by growers throughout Washington State.

New options for fireblight control

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Fireblight in apple.

New products could be registered in the United States this season to manage fireblight in apples and pears.

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Parallel PEAKS

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Orchardist John McQuaig hopes hisbook will help people hold onto their dreams and keep heading upward in their business pursuits.
Geraldine

Reduced risk?

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A three-year study just completed in Michigan apple orchards showed that reduced-risk pesticides—which growers are now adopting—are more damaging to

Stinkbug poses BIG THREAT

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The dreaded brown marmorated stinkbug is gradually making its way towards major tree fruit and grape growing regions in ­Oregon

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