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Irrigation & Sustainable Agriculture

Featured stories about irrigation and sustainable agriculture appear in this issue.

Jim Koempel, Apple Citizen

May 1st, 2006|0 Comments

Jim Koempel, an orchardist at Cashmere, Washington, has been named Apple Citizen of the Year by the Washington Apple Blossom Festival. The Apple Citizen of

Are secondary pests pesticide-induced?

May 1st, 2006|0 Comments

When broad-spectrum pesticides are used for management of primary pests, such as codling moth, secondary or minor pests can become problematic because natural controls are

Organic demand exceeds supply

May 1st, 2006|0 Comments

Demand for organic tree fruits is outstripping supply, says Roger Wechsler, president of the organic produce marketer CF Fresh of Sedro-Woolley, Washington. The company recently

New York growers and EurepGAP

May 1st, 2006|0 Comments

Many New York apple growers are now complying with a European food safety initiative required by some European retailers. Though the program involves extensive record

It’s a bug-eat-bug world

May 1st, 2006|0 Comments

Female Mormon cricket Why do Mormon crickets move en masse? Partly because banding together shields them from predatory birds and mammals, but another reason is

Technology & Good Fruit

May 1st, 2006|0 Comments

With support from individuals and agricultural commodity groups, particularly tree fruit and grapes, the Washington State legislature approved funding in March 2006 to Washington State

Myth and reality

May 1st, 2006|0 Comments

Do the preparations added when farming biodynamically really make a difference? A Washington State University study comparing biodynamic and organic viticulture found no significant differences