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Labor, Irrigation

Featured stories about labor and irrigation appear in this issue.

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Guardian of the logo

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Washington Apple Commission President Dave Carlson wears the Washington apple logo in blue. Imitation is a form of flattery, they say,

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World-class research orchard

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Work began this spring on developing what is intended to be a world-class, state-of-the-art research orchard in Washington State.

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Can processors take more cherries?

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This cherry “martini” recipe uses both maraschino cherries and marinated fresh sweet cherries. For this and other cherry recipes, visit the Northwest Cherry

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Checking a tree's health by taking its temperature

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An infrared sensor is mounted inside a protective PVC casing to minimize temperature fluctuations on the sensor and to protect it from the

Washington touts peach crop

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Washington peach producers are hoping to step in to fill a void in the market caused by severe crop losses in other peach-producing states this

More orchardists request guest workers

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Last season, because of a lack of workers, some orchardists were unable to pick their crops in a timely manner, resulting in economic losses, said

Work together to secure labor

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Fruit growers need to collaborate with each other to address labor shortages, suggests Kirk Mayer, manager of Washington Growers Clearing House Association. For

Apple Lines: Funding international apple promotions

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Thanks to the apple growers in the state of Washington, apples are promoted in 47 countries through the use of 13 representatives that contract with

Stressed out

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Stress management is an important component of regulated deficit irrigation, a practice becoming standard in Washington State red wine grape vineyards. Too much stress during

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Stylizing wine in the vineyard

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Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown under regulated deficit irrigation. Notice the smaller canopy and exposed fruiting zone achieved by carefully controlling irrigation from fruit

Canadians hire Mexican workers

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Record-low unemployment has growers in British Columbia, Canada, relying increasingly on Mexican workers to toil in their berry fields and orchards. Dave Sandher of

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Solving the housing crunch

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Jesse Lane stands on acreage planned by the Washington Growers League for a 126-bed project to help fill the housing needs of tree

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Spraying smart

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Ten New York growers are participating in research to study new technology that uses ultrasonic sensors to detect the presence or absence of

Pest management transition funded

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Pest management transition fundedThe Washington State legislature approved $550,000 in funding over the next two years for a project to help the state’s tree fruit

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Does the Washington logo still have value?

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La Verne Bergstrom, with the Washington Apple Commission and the Washington apple logo that was replaced by the current typy apple logo in

Montana joins Northwest Cherries

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Northwest Cherry Growers has become a five-state entity, with the addition of Montana this season. B.J. Thurlby, president of Northwest Cherry Growers, said cherry