Heavenly host

By |May 1st, 2013|

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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

By |May 1st, 2013|

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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

Organic hurdles

By |May 1st, 2013|

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Growing apples in the eastern United States under USDA organic certification standards is not easy, and it’s still not clear

Optimizing production

By |May 1st, 2013|

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With some new apple varieties, like Honeycrisp, selling for more than $50 a box wholesale, suddenly orchards are capable of

Fruiting walls with windows

By |May 1st, 2013|

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In Italy, where mechanical pruning is being used to form fruiting walls, researchers and growers are already looking at the

Fruiting wall principles

By |May 1st, 2013|

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The tall spindle orchard design that is being so steadfastly encouraged by researchers—and adopted by growers—in the eastern United States

Food Alliance’s future uncertain

By |May 1st, 2013|

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A lack of funding has forced the Food Alliance to suspend its operations, though its licensed producers will be able

Trends in organic tree fruit

By |May 1st, 2013|

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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

By |May 1st, 2013|

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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

By |May 1st, 2013|

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

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