March 1st 2007 Issue

Drift is a chronic grape problem

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An example of phenoxy herbicide drift damage to grapes. Although much progress has been made in

Europe irked by wine tax break

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A tax exemption for Canadian wineries has drawn the ire of the European Union, which has hauled Canada before the

Good Question: And the greatest breakthrough in orchard pest control would be…?

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 Larry GutMichigan State University, East Lansing "Totally effective mating disruption." Gut and his colleagues have set a goal to develop

Low-cost fence keeps deer out

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This inexpensive but effective deer fence was built for about 40 cents per foot and can be lifted

Don’t grow small cherries

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An oversupply of small cherries last season hurt growers financially. Fifty-six percent of the Pacific

Sweet solution stays on the shelf

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A pesticide made from sugar esters is being used by beekeepers to control the varroa mite, but is not yet

Codling Moth Has a New Calendar

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Fundamental to the effective management of codling moth in Washington State orchards has been the use of a simple predictive

Alternative pest controls

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Pest control is not easy for tree fruit growers, who face resistance and regulatory challenges, as well as pressure from

Consistent Quality Key to Profitability

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The 2006-2007 crop marketing year is approaching the halfway mark. Prices and demand for Washington apples continue to be strong

Thinning may affect mite control

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Rust mites are an alternate prey for predator mites. Orchardists used to tell Dr. Elizabeth Beers

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