March 1st 2013 Issue

Extension leader has ambitious goals

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Dr. Des Layne, Washington State University’s new and first tree fruit extension team leader, began work on February 1 with

Air volume should match canopy volume

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As growers move to modern, high-density planting systems to improve yield and orchard management, they need to match the sprayer

Food Safety Committee guides research

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The Pacific Northwest Food SafetyCommittee, an industry advisory group representing tree fruit growers, packers, and researchers, was organized in 2007

Speak out

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Proposed regulations to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act could bring dramatic changes to the growing, harvest, and packing of

Certification not unique to produce

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Agriculture, with its various food safety and sustainable production standards now required by many retailers, is not the only industry

The Top Five

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Before you buy a new orchard sprayer, you’ll want to think about it a bit. A sprayer is a major

Good Point: Forecasting future Asian import demand

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More information on the study is available on the Web site www.e-belrose.com or by sending an e-mail to belrose@pullman.com.

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Stinkbug is strong flier

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The stinkbug injects saliva into the fruit and then sucks out the juice, causing brown areas in the flesh that

Good to Know: New traps and lures for tree fruit pests

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Generations of growers have monitored the key pests in their orchards. Over the years, traps and lures available to growers

Shorten laterals to cut thinning costs

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Peach and nectarine trees will always set more fruit than the trees can size.
For most orchardists, thinning peach and nectarine

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