June 1st, 2009|0 Comments
As schools empty for the summer, many teenagers find work in the tree fruit industry. Employers hiring adolescents now have a resource available to help
Imagine a baby’s bottom exposed for the first time to the sun. That’s how a Washington State crop consultant thinks about apple fruitlets when they
Since I joined the National Council of Agricultural Employers last September, the administration and Congress have changed dramatically. Change, in Washington, is always challenging and
Shawn Mattoon of Intershelter, Inc., left, stands with Grant Nelson of the Association of Washington Businesses in front of dome housing assembled on
Karen Lewis is testing a mechanical thinner developed at the University of Bonn, Germany, with the help of intern Dennis Hehnen.
Washington State’s wine industry has built a solid reputation for producing premium wine, but there is always room for improvement.
At the beginning of every year, growers ask me, "What are the chances that we will get immigration reform this year?" My response: "What are
Deficit irrigation is not just for controlling canopy size. A Washington State wine company sees potential in using deficit irrigation to "stylize" grapes in the
There are five periods during the growing season when growers using a deficit irrigation strategy need to pay close attention to the vine and soil
lthough every fruit box label has a story to tell, the tale of the Rosehill brand can almost be understood
The shoot tips in this Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard are missing, a sign that canopy growth stopped and the shoot tips were
Withholding water from this Columbia Valley Merlot vineyard desiccated the basal leaves by mid-July, eliminating the need for leaf removal. Using
For more information check the Web sites: www.farmerscreen.org, www.fcasolutions.org, and www.rootofsustainability.org. The nonprofit Farmers Conservation Alliance, based in Hood River, Oregon,
North central Washington has more housing for migrant farmworkers this season, despite the closure of a 350-bed short-term tent camp
A drum shaker to thin off green fruit in soft fruit orchards is being tested in Pennsylvania. Mechanical thinning is
Dear Good Fruit Grower: Orchardists should be concerned about woodpiles and orchard regrowth. A few years ago, there was an emphasis put on removing
>by Nadine Lehrer, Jay Brunner, Keith Granger, and Wendy Jones, WSU Washington apple growers are phasing out the use of Guthion (azinphos-methyl), in accordance with
Surfactants or soil wetters can help soils that repel water, but Washington State University’s Troy Peters found no benefits for normal, nonrepellent soils
A tachinid fly stalks an obliquebanded leafroller larva. Tachinids are an important natural enemy of leafrollers in the Pacific Northwest. by
January 13th, 2017|0 Comments
The Pear Bureau is celebrating 85 years of promoting the beautiful and delicious pears nurtured by our growers in Washington and Oregon each year.
January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments
Later this month, a group of students will head through the cold and darkness to gather in an office building in Yakima, Washington.
Most likely, they
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