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Crop Management & Pollination

Featured stories about crop management and pollination appear in this issue.

Good Question

March 15th, 2008|1 Comment

Red Delicious, though still Washington State's number-one apple variety, continues its steady decline. Production this year is barely half the volume produced in 1994. Meanwhile,

Basic bee biology

March 15th, 2008|0 Comments

An understanding of basic honeybee biology can help orchardists make the best use of bees for pollination, says a Michigan State University entomologist. Honeybees are

Bee buzz

March 15th, 2008|0 Comments

National Pollinator Week is in June. Bee foodMegaBee is the name of a new bee diet developed by U.S. Department of Agriculture entomologist Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman.

Thinner winner

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In more than 200 chemical thinning trials that the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted on apples over the past eight years, Crocker's Fish

Last Bite

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William P. Sawyer was proud of the fruit he grew and packed, and he made that clear on his box labels. These are probably the

Good Point

March 15th, 2008|0 Comments

Pacific Northwest apple pollination is inextricably linked with California almond pollination. Virtually every commercial beekeeper that supplies bees to Northwest apple orchards also pollinates California

Apple Lines

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One constant in the Washington apple industry is change. And consistent with change is preparation for the future through anticipation, research, planning, market development, and,

Causes of Colony Collapse Disorder

March 15th, 2008|0 Comments

Colony Collapse Disorder is the all-encompassing title given to the myriad problems facing honeybees and their keepers, such as viruses, varroa mites (virus spreaders as

Beyond Bordeaux

March 15th, 2008|0 Comments

France's Bordeaux wine region is home to some of the earliest made wine and some of the most expensive. When Washington wine producers first began

10 ways to protect bees

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Beekeepers have had it tough lately, with colony collapse disorder now added to their other challenges of varroa and tracheal mites, brood diseases, and small

More dwarfing cherry rootstocks

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Lapins cherry grown on the Russian rootstock Krymsk 5. Cherry growers in The Dalles, Oregon, are rapidly shifting to dwarfing rootstocks, partly because of concerns

First Bite

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The Oppenheimer Group is the exclusive marketer for Pacific Rose in North America. A couple of decades ago, deciding which variety to plant was simple.

Extending the cherry season

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Kiona (PC 8007-2) was recently released by Washington State University. It matures a little before Tieton. The Dalles in Oregon is a unique tree fruit