“Know your weeds and have a three-year plan,” said Bernard Zandstra, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Horticulture.
A well thought-out, written plan is the best way to stay on track with a complicated herbicide program.
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Stable springs without hard frosts are sitting well for fruit tree growers around the country.
Washington growers are looking at a good bloom.
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For most postharvest diseases of apple and pear, infections are initiated in the orchard at different times during the growing season. As the ha... more »
Seattle-based Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company, announced July 5 the first closing of $6.95 million dollars of a total potential... more »
It’s easy to think of a pheromone trap as a lure, putting out a scent and waiting for insects to come rolling in. But insects aren’t sharks;... more »
Have you recently pushed out a block of older fruit trees? In commercial grower plots, we are learning that sudangrass is an excellent first step to r... more »
Chelan Fresh of Chelan, Washington, already one of the largest apple, cherry and pear suppliers in the world, is merging with Borton Fruit of Yakima, ... more »
USDA announced the results of an Oregon and Washington pear producer referendum to continue Federal Marketing Order 927, showing that 97 percent of fr... more »
The Pacific Northwest will welcome pear industry researchers, experts, growers and marketers from around the world to the 2017 Interpera Congress in W... more »
With a cold, wet winter in the rearview mirror, fruit producers in the Northwest are looking forward to spring and getting back into their orchards. T... more »
Just how effective and impactful are Northwest Pear export promotions? The Pear Bureau Northwest has completed an econometric study intended to answer... more »
On the show floor of the 2016 PMA Fresh Summit, USA Pears presented Sprouts Farmers Markets Produce Warehouse with the 2016 Pear Retailer of the Year ... more »