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Images show Lake Shasta’s drop; highlights California drought

June 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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NASA’s Earth Observatory website released two images this week comparing Lake Shasta’s decline over a nine year period illustrating how drought conditions are impacting the western United States.

By using the slider below, you can see the change in water level photographed by the Terra earth facing observation satellite in September

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Apple varieties from A to Z

June 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Sink your teeth into this alphabet of apples

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Industry celebrates WSU’s wine science center

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

World-class research and teaching facility elevates Washington in the wine world.

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Oregon Cherry Growers co-op positioned for growth

May 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Cooperative is focused on expanding value-added products.

Processed pears bring record prices

Growers and canners are pleased with outcome.

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Low snow spells trouble

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Months ago, I saw it coming. Crossing Snoqualmie Pass in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, I drove by ski runs that showed more dirt than snow.

That spelled trouble. Less snow means less water in the spring for

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Daniel Bays, a Young Grower from Westley, California

Daniel Bays is a fifth generation farmer talks with Good Fruit Grower about how the farm is dealing with drought and the possible transition to mechanized harvesting.

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Pear production stays stable

Northwest growers forecast another manageable crop.

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Fruit businesses assess damage after Wenatchee fire

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A wildfire that started as a brush fire near Wenatchee over the weekend affected several tree fruit businesses and destroyed 28 homes.

Embers from the burning houses on the outskirts of Wenatchee ignited paper packaging materials

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Images show Lake Shasta’s drop; highlights California drought

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NASA’s Earth Observatory website released two images this week comparing Lake Shasta’s decline over a nine year period illustrating how drought conditions are impacting the western United States.

By using the slider below, you can see

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2015 Fruit Crop Guesstimate is in

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Fruit growers and processors met in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24 to take an early shot at guessing the size of the some of the nation’s 2015 fruit crops.

The numbers were presented at the 60th

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Spray guide offers tree row volume spraying tips

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The 2015 New Jersey Commercial Tree Fruit Production Guide devotes six pages to the subject of applying sprays according to the volume of the tree canopy per acre.

The guide generally follows the rules developed by

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Matching the spray to the tree

As canopy volume has decreased, growers would like to use less pesticide.

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Those rotten Honeycrisp

Among the cultivar’s many problem features is exceptional susceptibility to fruit rots.

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Growers wait for guest workers

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The Washington Farm Labor Association (WAFLA) is drawing attention to the plight of Mexican guest workers, who have been stranded at the U.S. border, and of the agricultural employers who urgently need them to harvest

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McGrath to lead Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation

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Sheryl McGrath has been appointed to succeed Dave Roseleip as president of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation.

Roseleip retired at the end of June after a 30-year career with the foundation, which operates a

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