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Labor, Irrigation

Featured stories about labor and irrigation appear in this issue.

Work together to secure labor

  • June 1st, 2007

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

Stressed out

  • June 1st, 2007

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

  • Stylizing wine in the vineyard

Stylizing wine in the vineyard

  • June 1st, 2007

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

Canadians hire Mexican workers

  • June 1st, 2007

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

  • Guardian of the logo

Guardian of the logo

  • June 1st, 2007

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

  • Solving the housing crunch

Solving the housing crunch

  • June 1st, 2007

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

  • World-class research orchard

World-class research orchard

  • June 1st, 2007

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

  • Spraying smart

Spraying smart

  • June 1st, 2007

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

  • Can processors take more cherries?

Can processors take more cherries?

  • June 1st, 2007

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

Pest management transition funded

  • June 1st, 2007

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 [...]

Washington touts peach crop

  • June 1st, 2007

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 [...]

Montana joins Northwest Cherries

  • June 1st, 2007

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 [...]