Labor & Irrigation
Featured stories about labor and irrigation appear in this issue.
Fruit growers are challenged every season by weather, pests, and unpredictable input costs along with the need to compete with producers from other countries [...]
Starting new trees
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
Kudos to you and Tim Smith for helping growers get their trees started right. Regarding your article “Getting [...]
Pictured checking a new meter station are members of The Dalles Irrigation District’s Save Water Save Energy project planning team (from left): Tom Bailey, [...]
WSU team writes “best paper”
Washington State University Extension enologist Jim Harbertson and colleagues received an award for the 2009 Best Paper in Enology [...]
Last July, new rules in Michigan required most would-be irrigators to get permission to withdraw water either from groundwater using wells or from flowing [...]
After crossing the Cascade Mountains, the Seattle-Chicago train can pick up another 15 rail cars in Quincy to carry Washington produce to Chicago.
A new [...]
Research in the Pacific Northwest suggests that mulch placed in the tree row can cut a young apple tree’s water needs by more than [...]
The western cherry fruit fly has not been found in California’s cherry-growing districts.
State officials in Oregon and Washington say California’s quarantine requirements for the [...]
Small plastic cage sleeves were used to protect the native seedlings from herbivores like rabbits.
Eastern Washington vineyards, with their scant rainfall and location in [...]
Dr. Wee Yee, entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Yakima, Washington, is conducting research to assess the likelihood of cherry fruit fly [...]
The Washington Farm Bureau, through Dan Fazio, sponsored a couple of two-day foreman training seminars, one in Mt. Vernon, the other in Pasco. Topics [...]
Each tree is allowed to have only one limb on each wire, and the limb is headed halfway to the next tree to avoid [...]
Dale Goldy explains how large branches are removed and upright branches tied down to prevent competition with the central leader. This Honeycrisp block was [...]
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This labor tracking program uses a scanning device to read a worker’s bar coded identification.
Technology has brought sophisticated pest management computer models, weather stations, [...]
Cherry Variety Showcase July 8
The annual Cherry Variety Showcase will be held July 8 at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in [...]
Labor tracking programs help growers know their labor costs in near real-time, instead of after the pay period.
Specialty crop agriculture has unique aspects that [...]
Labels of “cooker” grade or C grade apples were usually green, yellow, or white. Today, collectors will often pay more for these rarer labels.
The real advantage that University of California’s Gregorio Billikopf sees from labor tracking programs is improvement in productivity by strengthening the quality control and [...]
Voliam label expansion
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation has approved a label expansion for Voliam Xpress insectide, which allows its use on pome [...]
We’re excited to offer you, our print readers, something new, something interactive, and something, we hope, that will pique your interest, too. In April, [...]