Sustainable & Organic
Featured stories about sustainable and organic appear in this issue.
Tweaking the aeration time, handling, and changing additives can create diverse compost teas—even though they were made with the same compost. Washington State University [...]
Compost teas have been promised by some companies to be a wonder-all product, protecting plants from disease, increasing growth, breaking down toxins in the [...]
The altimeter on John Kloeber’s label at right shows an altitude of 1,500 feet, a suggestion that fruit grown in orchards at high altitudes [...]
Italy orchard tour
Susan Pheasant and Mauricio Frías are offering an intensive technical tour of South Tyrol orchards in November to learn about high-density [...]
Apple Blossom Queen Margaret Robinson presented a plaque to WSU Extension Educator Tim Smith when he was named Apple Citizen of the Year 2010.
Tim Smith [...]
This new planting, pictured at the end of the first season, started out as sleeping eyes and is irrigated with drip. Young trees need [...]
Minnesota grower Harry Hoch helped found a new organization called the Organic Tree Fruit Growers Association, and his wife, Jackie, is the first president.
Washington Fruit and Produce Company planted alyssum between the rows of this new orchard to attract syrphid flies, which are good predators of woolly [...]
Yadira Castaneda recently received the Jacque McDougall Memorial Scholarship, funded by McDougall and Sons of Wenatchee, and Cecelia Guzman received a CCM scholarship funded [...]
Harry and Jackie Hoch (center) gather in their orchard for a family photo on Easter weekend, where unusual 80-degree weather advanced the season, requiring [...]
Washington apple growers are adopting new pest management strategies and technologies including safer chemistries, in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency phaseout of [...]
Syrphid fly larvae attack woolly apple aphids.
The woolly apple aphid overwinters as a nymph on the roots of apple trees, but can also overwinter [...]