May 1st 2011 Issue

Counting the benefits of biocontrol

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A more expensive pesticide might be more economical if it lets natural enemies do their work.

Beauty with benefits

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David James

Restoring native sagebrush steppe habitat in and near vineyards and wineries in central Washington could attract more than just

Late grafting can be successful

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The book Plant Propagation—Principles and Practices by Hudson Hartmann and Dale Kester, the authorities on propagating plants, does not state

What growers have learned

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Bull suckers are already becoming obvious in this block of cherries on the Upright Fruiting Offshoots system that was planted

The art of tart

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Six MBA students say a single-strength tart cherry juice produced and marketed by a grower cooperative could be a marketplace

Combining wine tasting with nature

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The upper slopes of Washington’s Red Mountain come alive in the spring with flowers of lupine, phlox, and

Growers gain UFO experience

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Workers at Orchard View Farms tie cherry trees to the wire for training to the new Upright Fruiting Offshoots system.

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Attracting beneficial insects

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A sticky trap monitors beneficial insect abundance near flowering yarrow plants. After evaluating more than 40

Good Point – Save “Lassie”

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In late March, Elizabeth Taylor died at age 79 after a long career in front of wedding cakes and movie

Effective, economical weed control

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The Wonder Weeder and similar tools deliver orchard weed control at less cost than chemical controls.

The Holy Grail that organic

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