Featured stories about organic pest control and fruiting walls appear in this issue.
With some new apple varieties, like Honeycrisp, selling for more than $50 a box wholesale, suddenly orchards are capable of producing levels of annual [...]
In Italy, where mechanical pruning is being used to form fruiting walls, researchers and growers are already looking at the next step beyond mechanical [...]
The tall spindle orchard design that is being so steadfastly encouraged by researchers—and adopted by growers—in the eastern United States came about from the [...]
A lack of funding has forced the Food Alliance to suspend its operations, though its licensed producers will be able to use the eco-label [...]
Washington State University’s sustainable agriculture specialist David Granatstein keeps tabs on organic tree fruit production statistics, compiling charts and graphs from data supplied by [...]
1 True or false? The Z-Trap is a device for killing Zetzellia mali?
2 How many gallons of fuel does it take to transport a [...]
If Washington’s 129-million-box apple crop took you by surprise last fall, consider this.
If there hadn’t been hailstorms throughout Washington State during the growing season, [...]
What works well on red wine grape varieties might be too much of a good thing for whites.
Grape growers in Washington State have learned [...]
The favorable climate and relatively low pest and disease pressure in the arid West have been blessings for organic tree fruit growers. Those conditions [...]
Research in a newly planted organic vineyard showed just how difficult and labor-intensive weed control is under organic conditions. Not only can weeds and [...]
Implementing stable biological control programs requires growers and pest managers to have a much better understanding of management actions against not only pests, but [...]
For brown marmorated stinkbugs, the tree of heaven appears to be just that—a heavenly place to live.
“They can live there and rear their young [...]
Organic cherry acreage in Washington State was up. Now it’s down. What’s behind the flux in acreage?
Organic cherry acreage reached a high of nearly [...]
When you heard at the coffee shop that organic Honeycrisp apples were returning well over $1,000 a bin to the growers this spring, it [...]
Growing apples in the eastern United States under USDA organic certification standards is not easy, and it’s still not clear whether there is much [...]