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.

Prepare for future technology

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Orchard structure will be a critical factor in the success of the tree fruit industry of the future because orchards

Last Bite – A pear, by any other name

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Left: D’Anjou grows well in the Pacific Northwest’s dry climate. Right: This photo was taken at the National Clonal Germplasm

Measuring the organic footprint

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Tilling the soil releases carbon into the atmosphere, but does the compost that organic growers apply compensate for that?

Emissions of

Fruit processor harnesses solar power

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This 19-acre solar power system at Knouse Foods will generate 4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. The 14,000 230-watt

Cutting costs of IPM

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Vince Jones at Washington State University is testing the new Z-Trap, which zaps insects and records when they were trapped.

Knouse has wide reach

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Knouse Foods is a large fruit-processing company with seven processing plants in three states and 1,500 employees packing apple sauce,

How big is the orchard footprint?

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The galvanized wire used for trellises might contribute significantly to the environmental footprint of an orchard because of the large

Honeycrisp challenges club concept

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The name Ambrosia reflects the aromatic flavor of the apple.
Courtesy Sally & Wilfrid Mennell

Honeycrisp has set the standard for new

Help needed for invasive stinkbug

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Brown marmorated stinkbugs overwinter in protected areas, emerge in April in the mid-Atlantic area, and lay eggs from May through

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