March 1st 2017 Issue

Wasps released to eat stink bug eggs

By |March 15th, 2017|

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Brown marmorated stink bugs show no signs of stopping their advance in the Pacific Northwest. But last fall, Oregon launched

Leafhopper linked to little cherry disease

By |March 15th, 2017|

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The growing incidence of little cherry disease in Pacific Northwest orchards prompted researchers to begin a project last year to

Can earwigs be beneficial in some orchards? – Video

By |March 13th, 2017|

Don’t wig out in bug battle: WSU graduate student set to convince growers how earwigs can be beneficial in some orchards.

Tips from Trellising 101

By |March 11th, 2017|

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Trellising high-value crops or adding superstructure to existing trellises should not be left to guesswork.

The engineering principles applied to trellises

Study: Overhead cooling does not appear to impact the survival of E. coli on apples

By |March 10th, 2017|

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As growers prepare to implement new food safety requirements in their orchards, several lingering questions remain.

Among them: Can water they

Avoiding trellis failures

By |March 10th, 2017|

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After a yearlong review of trellis failures in Washington apple orchards, an engineer has created a tool that growers can

Putting your FSMA plans in writing

By |March 9th, 2017|

Cornell extension educators help growers write food safety policies.

FSMA answers: Preparing your facility

By |March 9th, 2017|

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Questions abound about implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act. To keep you abreast of the latest information, Good Fruit

Dillon Luebber, a young grower from Malaga, Washington

By |March 8th, 2017|

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family background / Dillon was raised southeast of Wenatchee, Washington, along the Columbia River by Jan and Fern Luebber. He

Using genetics to create “a birth control pill” for moths

By |March 8th, 2017|

Gene-editing research could lead to new control for codling moth

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