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Pheromone-dispensing puffers, around for a decade, have an extensive reach in California where they are used for mating disruption in a variety of tree fruit
A general shortage of employees and increasing demand for housing has prompted the construction of a seasonal housing development at Broetje Orchards at Prescott, Washington.
Food-safety incidents, like fires, are never planned or expected. But being prepared could mean the difference between containing an incident to be a minor inconvenience
Bill Bleasdale of Tiger Weed Management designed and manufactured a new piece of equipment he calls the Tiger Clearwing Moth Sprayer to target
During the four years since Washington State introduced its cholinesterase-testing program for farmworkers who handle certain pesticides, the number of people tested has been dropping.
From top to bottom: Adult apple clearwing moth on daisy; apple clearwing moth larva in bark chip; apple clearwing moth pupal case protruding from the
Water meters could help British Columbia fruit growers better manage orchard irrigation, if a decade of experience in the South East Kelowna Irrigation District is
Shriveling grape berries on severely water-stressed vines mysteriously begin expanding again at veraison, even while the leaves are wilting. For years,
Wounds, such as this one caused by trellis wire, provide entry points for the apple clearwing moth. The flight of adult
Deciduous tree fruits are not considered high-risk commodities when it comes to food safety, but shippers in the Pacific Northwest are working together as the
Microdrip irrigation resulted in substantial water savings compared with microsprinkler methods in a seven-year, University of Idaho irrigation study on apples.Dr. Esmaeil Fallahi, tree fruit
For many pear growers, irrigation seems like just a routine chore, but irrigation may be the single most important factor determining the size and quality
Unseasonably cold temperatures occurring at bloom time may have taken some of the shine off the Pacific Northwest cherry crop,
Fresh cherries continue to create excitement in produce departments. Consumption of fresh cherries in the United States has increased 400 percent since 1995, from 0.3
Derk VanKonynenburg, center, shares cooling details. Evaporative cooling can help improve fruit quality, reduce tree stress, and promote return bloom, a
Light Sensor Meter Spectrum Technologies, Inc., has introduced a Field Scout External Light Sensor Meter, for measuring ultraviolet light, quantum light, or solar radiation.
Prevar Releases Apple Variety Prevar Ltd., a company that commercializes new apple and pear varieties from the HortResearch breeding program in New Zealand, has
Training for a Recall The United Fresh Research and Education Foundation is accepting registrations for a course entitled "Training for a Recall, Communicating Under
In India, 80 percent of apples are sold at roadside stands. Traders say Washington apples hold up well in such conditions because of
Growers hoping to recruit good workers need to invest in their work force, says Paul Baker, executive director of the New York Horticultural Society and
Ensuring that workers are adequately housed is a priority at Orchard View Farms, a major cherry producer in The Dalles, Oregon. Vice President
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Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
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Last Tuesday morning I was present as member of the welcoming committee for the official arrival ceremony for Present Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic
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