|Posted on May 11, 2018 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
Cherry harvest should start in the first week of June this year, several days earlier than last year’s June 8 start. Read more.
Photo: Good Fruit Grower
|Posted on May 8, 2018 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Optical sorters are cutting labor costs for blueberry packing. Read more.
Photo: TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower
|Posted on May 7, 2018 at 5:45 PM||comments (0)|
Washington is the #10 dairy producer in the country with 480 dairy farms that collectively milk more than 200,000 cows. This is a great story about the successes and the challenges of Case VanderMeulen's Coulee Flats Dairy outside of Mesa. Read more.
Photo: Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review
|Posted on May 4, 2018 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on May 2, 2018 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
Scout teams comb orchards for early signs of pests to help growers target their control methods more precisely. Read more.
Photo: Ross Courtney/Good Fruit Grower
|Posted on April 30, 2018 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Did you know there are more cows than people in seven Washington counties? Or that Thurston county is the biggest alpaca-loving county with 2,348 of the fluffy creatures? Read more.
|Posted on April 27, 2018 at 12:30 PM||comments (0)|
The bottom line is that our health benefits from eating adequate fruits and vegetables are most important — don’t let uncertainty about whether to buy organic or conventional scare you away from the produce department. Read more.
|Posted on April 26, 2018 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
Really interesting research out of Washington State University that could help improve honey bee colony health by improving management of the #1 honey bee pest: varroa mites. #pollinatorhealth Read more.
Photo by Scott Bauer, USDA Agricultural Research Service.
|Posted on April 24, 2018 at 12:15 PM||comments (0)|
Based near Pasco, Larsen is one of roughly 45 to 60 farmers in Washington raising asparagus on a total of 4,000 to 4,500 acres. He is chairman of the Washington Asparagus Commission. Read more.
|Posted on April 23, 2018 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
Learn more about the great work the Washington Potato Commission is doing to support our potato growers! Potatoes are the #4 crop in the state. Read more.