February 15th, 2009|0 Comments
Low-profile cab Blueline Equipment Company of Moxee, Washington, has developed a low-profile cab designed specifically to fit on Kubota tractor models M8540 and
At a time when fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada, were feeling the pinch of a sinking economy, they reached out to help needy people
Our newly elected president has publicly embraced the establishment of a government-mandated "cap and trade" system to help combat global warming. "Cap and trade" refers
A German mechanical blossom thinner has potential to reduce hand thinning in tree fruit orchards, but it also can spread fireblight from infected blocks to
The majority of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants occurs on the eastern half of the United States. Tree fruit growers
Cherry growers soon will be able to have powdery mildew alerts delivered through their cell phones, says the director of Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet.
Here’s how a cap and trade system works: —A government entity sets a limit (cap) on the amount of a "pollutant," such as carbon dioxide
An example of surface pitting on Sweetheart cherries. Surface pitting in sweet cherries is a common, yet complex problem that researchers
Kristi Deschuytter is working to find new scald A popular ripening inhibitor used on apples can control superficial scald in
Although there is consensus that comprehensive immigration reform legislation will not be addressed in 2009, there are signs that reform specific to agriculture could move
Apple scab is the most important disease in the Midwest. Scab-resistant apple cultivars are more resistant than their nonresistant cousins, but
Apple breeder Dr. Kate Evans says sequencing of the human genome led to huge advances in genomics and development of technologies and tools
Rainier Fruit Company exists today as the marketing arm of Zirkle Fruit Company. Lyman Bunting was a 13-year-old orphan in
Grapevine leafroll virus, able to spread through vineyards from infected propagation material, vectors, human activity, and root grafting, is a growing problem in Washington State.
Oregon’s wine industry, worried about the threat of vine mealybug and potential for rapid spread of grapevine leafroll virus, is taking proactive steps to try
Though several species of the grape mealybug complex have been found to transmit grapevine leafroll virus, it’s the vine mealybug that is most feared. Compared
Classic symptoms of fan leaf virus on Pinot Noir include yellowing leaf discoloration. Washington State grape growers should be on the
This cluster was infected with downy mildew about two weeks before bloom. Washington growers would likely see this type of infection from rain
Fungicides that can be applied to tree fruit in storage by a process called thermofogging have been registered in the United States, and the registrant,
Left: Soft scald on Honeycrisp. Right: Honeycrisp with soggy breakdown. Honeycrisp is a challenging apple to grow, and the challenges don’t
Bacterial canker, caused by Pseudomonas syringae pvs. syringae (PSS) and morsprunorum, is an important disease of sweet cherry, tart cherry, apricot, and other stone fruit.
July 26th, 2016|0 Comments
Perhaps no two words have frustrated U.S. fruit growers more — growers who believe their products are already safe and healthy for consumers.
June 20th, 2016|1 Comment
Grower Rob Wyles thinks he has a winner.
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