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Fruit or vegetable packers concerned that their produce may be contaminated with unsafe pathogens will soon have a simple screening method they can use to
Entomologists in New York State developed a clever way of keeping an eye out for inroads by the brown marmorated stinkbug. It’s been found across
Harold Thoreen of Antoine Creek Vineyard near Chelan, Washington, son Colin, and Harold’s wife Suzanne Haggard taste Northwest Merlot wines during an educational session spotlighting
Eastern Washington State is the world’s fastest-growing region for blueberry production.
Tree fruit growers anxious about the labor market in the coming season would be wise
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
Tom Roach outlined labor options at a recent Washington Growers League meeting.
Growers worried about securing a work force for the coming year have few viable
Four-year-old Packham trees on Winter Nelis rootstock planted 22.5 cm (9 inches) apart on Open Tatura (9,876 trees per hectare, or 4,000 trees per acre).
Amit Dhingra’s research shows that the new product delays ripening differently than MCP.
An organic compound that has the potential to enhance storability of pears and
Fameuse vary in appearance from a fiery, solid-red to striped-red-over-green skin with bright white flesh sometimes streaked with crimson. The fragrance and taste, however, are
WSU’s newest variety, WA 38, is a cross of Enterprise and Honeycrisp.
Washington State University has released a third apple variety and is discussing new
Merlot grapes have had a strong presence in Washington State since 1956 when the late Dr. Walter Clore brought cuttings into the state, according to
Karen Ward runs WSU’s Plant Pest Diagnostic Clinic.
If you find strange rots or spots on your fruit trees or some mysterious ailment, Washington State University’s
Two new pests—the brown marmorated stinkbug and spotted wing drosophila—have snuck into the United Kingdom but are not yet established there.
Two adult brown marmorated stinkbugs
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
Lapins fruit quality was excellent in all three years of the deficit irrigation study.
A significant portion of sweet cherry acreage throughout California and the
Lucio Machado picks Golden Delicious in a Wenatchee, Washington, orchard.
Fear of a repeat of last fall’s labor shortage in the Pacific Northwest has many growers
The bin porch offers customers a wide choice, and they can buy any mixture at a fixed price for a full bag. On this day,
New, healthy products include dried cherries and tart cherry juice.
If you hear the words, “tart cherries,” and a nice oozy red, lattice-topped cherry pie springs
Chalmers Carr III doesn’t expect Congressional action on farm labor and immigration issues before the fall elections this year, and he hopes the labor situation
Almost $3 million in government funding earmarked for packing house improvements was announced January 27 at the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association’s annual convention at Kelowna,
Water is plentiful in the fruit-growing area along Lake Michigan’s eastern shore, so it’s not scarcity that’s an issue. The problem is with some water
Dead terminal shoots on apple trees caused by infection by fireblight bacteria.
COURTESY OF KERIK COX
Apple growers in New York State were not granted the Section
Having to rely on migrant labor has never been an easy game for fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada.
While a highly mobile work force—usually students
Tree fruit growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley typically require about 3,300 seasonal workers annually. But working with foreign migrants who come to Canada under
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