The federal government took a humble position and brought a big ear to a meeting with growers and others on the Food Safety Modernization Act, held August 14 in Yakima, Washington.
The Produce Listening Session featured
After the November election, the first question from members of our association, other growers, and allied associations was: “What should we expect from Washington for the next four years?” Now, the discussion has progressed to
Soil fumigation, like this broadcast application, now requires that fumigation management plans be developed to include a long list of components.
The soil fumigation landscape has changed dramatically in the last few years. Effective postplant nematicides
Obliquebanded leafroller larva
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Tart cherry growers need to use a modern, effective insecticide to control obliquebanded leafroller about two weeks before harvest—or risk delivering a contaminated crop that may be rejected by the
Mike Gempler (facing camera) tours Sage Bluff housing project.
Housing—be it state-subsidized tent programs, onsite grower-owned, or public housing built for seasonal agricultural workers—is an attractive employment benefit that can help secure workers. With agricultural
Penn State University entomologist Dr. David Biddinger provided some rules of thumb growers can apply so as not to destroy all natural enemies and the integrity of integrated pest management programs as they go about
Food safety means different things to different people—sanitation, temperature control, personal hygiene, quality assurance, regulations—but what it really boils down to is human behavior, says a Kroger food safety manager. Changing behavior starts at the
Roles of industry organizations
Washington State Horticultural Association
•Education (annual meeting)
•State legislative and regulatory issues
•GRASSP food safety program
Northwest Horticultural Council
Federal legislative, regulatory, technical, and food safety issues
•Foreign trade and phytosanitary issues
Washington Growers Clearing House Association
Statistics on fruit