May 1st 2012 Issue

Watch out, codling moth!

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Left: A female Neoscona oaxacensis orb-weaving spider. Top: Cheiracanthium spiders are known as yellow sac spiders. They are usually pale

Niche product

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Sevin (carbaryl) will continue to be available for chemical thinning and pest control in tree fruits, says Dr. Jonathan Akins,

Good to Know

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Premature fruit drop can cause 20 percent or more yield loss in pears without intervention. Natural drop signals fruit maturity

Ready for the audit?

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Nicole Brunner checks the Gras2p training manual, which can be purchased by any Washington grower.
Photo by Geraldine Warner

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Vineyard replanting economics

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When replanting an existing vineyard, a grower has three scenarios to choose from—replace plants and preserve existing trellis and irrigation

Organic plantings drop

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Organic tree fruit acreage in Washington State is on the decline overall, although plantings of organic Honeycrisp have increased significantly

A report card for juice grapes

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A team of Washington State’s juice grape industry members and university scientists has begun a three-year project to develop a

Eastern organic apples

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Until now, Owens has worked with orchards established conventionally and converted to organic.

This year, Anthony Owens will start his second

Choosing not to replant

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An example of layering, in which a cane is brought from the old Cabernet Sauvignon cordon on the right to

Sustainability can be economical

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More than 160 photovoltaic panels rest on the rooftop of Powers Winery, generating about 20 percent of the winery’s electricity

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