April 15th 2007 Issue

Fight fast food

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Fruit growers need to take on the processed-food industry in the same way that people challenged the tobacco industry a

New nutrient guidelines

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Dr. Scott Johnson’s stone fruit nutrient deficiency studies have led researchers to look anew at traditional nutrient analysis sampling methods

New apricots give market advantage

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Harry Roberts of Alexandra, New Zealand, is growing new varieties of apricots. Orchardists in the South

Calcium deficiency is costly in pears

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Pears with cork spot have bumpy surfaces and brown corky lesions in the flesh. Cork spot,

Last Bite – The Driver Label

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Although a golf theme was used by the Dunham company, it is believed that the owner was not

Growers rewarded for conservation

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Corey Bonsen is working with 40 growers in the Naches watershed who are participating in the national Conservation

A hundred bins

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Brett Drescher of Washington (left) and Chris Kropf of Michigan discuss the phenomenal production at Richard Hoddy’s orchard.

Native plants as cover crops

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Native plants are potentially beneficial cover crops because they are already adapted to the area’s rainfall and climate. But seeds

Extension educator identifies needs

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As a young girl growing up near Beltsville, Maryland, Gwen Hoheisel didn’t like getting dirty

Finding the right cover crop

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Cereal rye mixed with resident vegetation is used as a cover crop in this eastern Washington vineyard.

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