Optimize water use with Irrigation Scheduler

By |June 4th, 2015|

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Irrigation management is especially critical during drought years, when reduced mountain snowpack results in less irrigation water to orchards

New guide focuses on non-crop host plants used by spotted wing drosophila

By |June 1st, 2015|

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Spotted wing drosophila do not depend on fruit and berry growers’ crops for their food, shelter, and reproduction. They can

Cornell publishes series on apple IPM for beginners

By |June 1st, 2015|

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Cornell University has published a new integrated pest management series of 15 fact sheets under the title “Apple IPM for

Northwest pear production remains stable

By |May 29th, 2015|

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Orchardists in Washington and Oregon expect to harvest 20.5 million boxes of fresh pears this fall. That’s just 2 percent

Drought relief funding available for Oregon farmers

By |May 27th, 2015|

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Farmers in nearly half of Oregon’s counties can apply for $2.5 million in USDA drought relief funding through June 26.

China’s ag agency says yes to all varieties of U.S. apples

By |May 26th, 2015|

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that China’s agriculture regulatory agency has allowed access for all U.S. apple varieties, according to

Fruit Crop Guesstimate June 24 in Michigan

By |May 25th, 2015|

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The 60th annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate will be held June 24 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids,

Water relief workshops, tips, and USDA aid available for growers

By |May 22nd, 2015|

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With temperatures rising and water restrictions starting in Washington and other western states, several announcements to help growers through the

New Washington ag director appointed

By |May 21st, 2015|

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Next month Washington State will have a new director of agriculture. Derek Sandison was appointed on May 21 by Governor

NW Cherry Growers expect crop to drop 15 percent from last year to 19.7 m boxes

By |May 21st, 2015|

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Northwest cherry growers expected to harvest just under 20 million boxes of fresh cherries this season, down from 23 million

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