March 1st 2016 Issue

A spray-plus education (Video)

By |April 29th, 2016|

Farm worker teaching team leads the nation in preparing workers for safe use of pesticides.

Joe Brandt, a young grower from Wapato, Washington

By |April 20th, 2016|

Joe returned to the 1,500-acre family farm after working in finance and manages domestic and export sales and marketing for the company.

Borers make their mark

By |March 11th, 2016|

Northwest growers advised to watch for American plum borer.

Meet the stinkbug’s worst nightmare

By |March 10th, 2016|

A wasp no bigger than a flea could be the best tool against brown marmorated stinkbug.

Pear mites developing resistance to chemicals

By |March 9th, 2016|

Growers may be forced to take different steps to control pests as resistance buildup continues.

Searching for spotted wing drosophila

By |March 7th, 2016|

Experts say growers should look beyond orchards for SWD.

Danger from SWD?

By |March 7th, 2016|

Researchers are concerned that rising spotted wing drosophila numbers could cause problems for sweet cherries.

Plum pox virus control zone

By |March 7th, 2016|

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Getting local fruit varieties into local orchards is a particular challenge in Ontario because breeding work takes place within the

New peaches show promise

By |March 6th, 2016|

Ontario’s stone fruit industry collaborates for best varieties.

Allan Brothers expands, purchases Gamache Vineyard

By |March 6th, 2016|

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One of Washington’s earliest commercial vineyards has been purchased by one of the state’s oldest apple growing and packing companies,

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