March 1st 2007 Issue

Cherry growers take the bait

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An insecticide-laced bait that is squirted on trees to control cherry fruit fly has saved growers an estimated $2.75 million

Putting buffers to work

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This living barrier in the middle is part of an Oregon State University study to measure how much

Apple maggot on the move

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Last summer, Dan McCarthy got the phone call he’d been dreading. Washington State Department of Agriculture trappers had found the

Managing pesticide drift

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Under certain weather conditions, sprays don’t always stay where they are intended. Pesticide residues are

Breeders aim for a perfect cherry

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Left: Sentennial is a new late-season cherry from British Columbia. Right: Sovereign was named in honor of Queen

Timing is critical

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Vince Jones developed the Decision-Aid System to help growers with pest management. Timing is everything in

Growing more cherries

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LEFT: Bill Warmerdam and son John grow and pack their own tree fruit in addition to packing cherries,

Phasing out Guthion

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is phasing out use of the organophosphate pesticide Guthion (azinphos-methyl) over a number of years

B.C. growers support survival strategy

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Integration, innovation, and quality enhancement have been embraced as the roads to a revitalized tree-fruit industry in British Columbia, Canada.

Switching new products for old

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Washington State University and the Washington tree fruit industry are proposing a major effort to help orchardists transition away from

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