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

By |May 1st, 2011|

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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

Promoting tart cherries on a tiny budget

By |May 1st, 2011|

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The tart cherry industry is in year four of an advertising and promotion campaign developed by the Chicago advertising agency

Old Southern apples star in book

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Disharoon, an old, north Georgia apple thought to have been cultivated by native Americans, came to Lee Calhoun’s orchard in

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

By |May 1st, 2011|

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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

By |May 1st, 2011|

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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

By |May 1st, 2011|

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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,

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