Project Description

Labor, Irrigation

Featured stories about labor and irrigation appear in this issue.

Good to go

  • June 1st, 2008

Training for a Recall The United Fresh Research and Education Foundation is accepting registrations for a course entitled "Training for a Recall, Communicating [...]

Fewer tested for cholinesterase

  • June 1st, 2008

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 [...]

Passage to India

  • June 1st, 2008

In India, 80 percent of apples are sold at roadside stands. Traders say Washington apples hold up well in such conditions because [...]

B.C. growers face metering

  • June 1st, 2008

Water meters could help British Columbia fruit growers better manage orchard irrigation, if a decade of experience in the South East Kelowna Irrigation District [...]

How to attract workers

  • June 1st, 2008

Growers hoping to recruit good workers need to invest in their work force, says Paul Baker, executive director of the New York Horticultural Society [...]

Two-year life cycle

  • June 1st, 2008

Wounds, such as this one caused by trellis wire, provide entry points for the apple clearwing moth. The flight of [...]

Investing in people

  • June 1st, 2008

Ensuring that workers are adequately housed is a priority at Orchard View Farms, a major cherry producer in The Dalles, Oregon. Vice [...]

Saving water

  • June 1st, 2008

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 [...]

More housing at Broetje

  • June 1st, 2008

A general shortage of employees and increasing demand for housing has prompted the construction of a seasonal housing development at Broetje Orchards at Prescott, [...]

B.C. battles apple borer

  • June 1st, 2008

From top to bottom: Adult apple clearwing moth on daisy; apple clearwing moth larva in bark chip; apple clearwing moth pupal case protruding from [...]

Cherry consumption grows

  • June 1st, 2008

Fresh cherries continue to create excitement in produce departments. Consumption of fresh cherries in the United States has increased 400 percent since 1995, from [...]

Commit to cool

  • June 1st, 2008

Derk VanKonynenburg, center, shares cooling details. Evaporative cooling can help improve fruit quality, reduce tree stress, and promote return bloom, [...]

Food-safety scrutiny

  • June 1st, 2008

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 [...]

Good stuff

  • June 1st, 2008

Light Sensor Meter Spectrum Technologies, Inc., has introduced a Field Scout External Light Sensor Meter, for measuring ultraviolet light, quantum light, or solar [...]

Puffers save labor

  • June 1st, 2008

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 [...]

Quick Bites

  • June 1st, 2008

Prevar Releases Apple Variety Prevar Ltd., a company that commercializes new apple and pear varieties from the HortResearch breeding program in New Zealand, [...]

Be prepared

  • June 1st, 2008

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 [...]