May 1st 2013 Issue

Trends in organic tree fruit

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Washington State University’s sustainable agriculture specialist David Granatstein keeps tabs on organic tree fruit production statistics, compiling charts and graphs

Plantings set record pace

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If Washington’s 129-million-box apple crop took you by surprise last fall, consider this.

If there hadn’t been hailstorms throughout Washington State

Pest pressures challenge organics future

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The favorable climate and relatively low pest and disease pressure in the arid West have been blessings for organic tree

Pear growers surveyed on biological control

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Implementing stable biological control programs requires growers and pest managers to have a much better understanding of management actions against

Why organic cherries are in decline

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Organic cherry acreage in Washington State was up. Now it’s down. What’s behind the flux in acreage?

Organic cherry acreage reached

Last Bite

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1  True or false? The Z-Trap is a device for killing Zetzellia mali?

2  How many gallons of fuel does it

White varieties need more water

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What works well on red wine grape varieties might be too much of a good thing for whites.

Grape growers in

Nothing easy about organic weed control

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Research in a newly planted organic vineyard showed just how difficult and labor-intensive weed control is under organic conditions. Not

Heavenly host

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For brown marmorated stinkbugs, the tree of heaven appears to be just that—a heavenly place to live.

“They can live there

Top five things to consider before going organic

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When you heard at the coffee shop that organic Honeycrisp apples were returning well over $1,000 a bin to the

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