June 2009 Issue

In the box

By |June 1st, 2009|

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Dear Good Fruit Grower: Orchardists should be concerned about woodpiles and orchard regrowth. A few years ago, there was

PMTP surveys consultants

By |June 1st, 2009|

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>by Nadine Lehrer, Jay Brunner, Keith Granger, and Wendy Jones, WSU Washington apple growers are phasing out the use of

Good Point – R. Troy Peters

By |June 1st, 2009|

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Surfactants or soil wetters can help soils that repel water, but Washington State University’s Troy Peters found no

Learn new pest practices

By |June 1st, 2009|

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A tachinid fly stalks an obliquebanded leafroller larva. Tachinids are an important natural enemy of leafrollers in the

Keeping teens safe

By |June 1st, 2009|

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As schools empty for the summer, many teenagers find work in the tree fruit industry. Employers hiring adolescents now have

Protect your fruitlets

By |June 1st, 2009|

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Imagine a baby’s bottom exposed for the first time to the sun. That’s how a Washington State crop consultant thinks

Good Point – Frank Gasperini

By |June 1st, 2009|

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Since I joined the National Council of Agricultural Employers last September, the administration and Congress have changed dramatically. Change, in

Igloos for orchards

By |June 1st, 2009|

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Shawn Mattoon of Intershelter, Inc., left, stands with Grant Nelson of the Association of Washington Businesses in front

Labor-saving thinner

By |June 1st, 2009|

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Karen Lewis is testing a mechanical thinner developed at the University of Bonn, Germany, with the help

Good Question – Grape Quality

By |June 1st, 2009|

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Washington State’s wine industry has built a solid reputation for producing premium wine, but there

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