Produce Safety training courses set for Wenatchee

By |October 11th, 2017|

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association will hold Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training courses on Oct. 24 and 25 in Wenatchee, Washington.

Mid-Columbia CORE pesticide training set

By |October 5th, 2017|

Mid-Columbia CORE pesticide training is scheduled for Dec. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will be held in the Columbia Gorge Community College Lecture Hall, Building 2 in The Dalles.

House bill would revamp H-2A program

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Northwest tree fruit industry groups tentatively praised Monday’s effort by U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, to revamp the nation’s agricultural guest worker program.

Following the high-density leaders – 2017 IFTA

By |October 3rd, 2017|

Michigan’s early adopters of high-density systems share tips for multiple leaders and cropping techniques.

The global fire blight fight

By |September 28th, 2017|

Belgian researchers at pcfruit are examining biocontrols and detection methods for fire blight.

Growers in pursuit of precision agriculture

By |September 19th, 2017|

Researchers and growers in New York aim to push high-density orchards to peak performance.

Justices hear arguments on farmworker piece-rate wages

By |September 14th, 2017|

Washington State Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Sept. 14 at the Temple of Justice in Olympia on the question of whether employers should be mandated to pay their piece-rate workers a separate hourly rate for work not directly connected to production, such as training or waiting for equipment.

Sustainable and less sticky solutions for pear psylla

By |September 14th, 2017|

New pear IPM project looks at potential for biocontrols and pest repellents.

Packers improve, impress with pears

By |September 13th, 2017|

Wenatchee pear packers show Interpera group new technology on their lines.

Piece-rate details back in court

By |September 6th, 2017|

The legal vagaries of piece-rate compensation will continue Sept. 14 when Washington’s Supreme Court hears arguments about whether growers should have to pay their workers separately for meetings, traveling to and from orchards and other forms of “unproductive time.”

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