March 1st 2013 Issue

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.

Leading ­deciduous

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

In My View: Optimistic about pears

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This winter, I was pleased to address a large number of growers at North Central Washington Pear Day in Wenatchee.

Last Bite: Do you know your pests?

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1    In which plant has the brown marmorated stinkbug been most commonly found in Oregon?
a.    Tree of heaven
b.    Hop
c.    Cherry
d.  

Bug pheromone studied

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In tree fruit pest management, most monitoring and mating disruption technologies are based on phero­mones that female insects release to

Topping shoots

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Retired veterinarian and horticulturist Dr. Tom Miller says topping shoots when they reach the trellis midwire will help avoid early

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