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Strawberry production keeps pace despite heat, fewer acres
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Strawberry production keeps pace despite heat, fewer acres
Strawberry production in California is keeping pace with last year even though there are fewer acres and more berries being diverted to processing.

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Apple, pear harvests off to early, but uncertain, start
Apple, pear harvests off to early, but uncertain, start
Heat, drought and not enough labor are all factors growers and packers are dealing with as Washington's apple and pear harvests get underway.
Cranberry harvest hinges on fall rain
Cranberry harvest hinges on fall rain
Washington cranberry growers are enjoying the sunshine, but keepin their fingers crossed that rain is coming.
Researchers credit almonds with lighter carbon footprint
Researchers credit almonds with lighter carbon footprint
New research from the University of California-Davis credits almond production in California with having a lighter carbon footprint than other protein-based foods.
Experts offer pesticide alternatives in SWD fight
Experts offer pesticide alternatives in SWD fight
Farmers will learn about alternatives to pesticides in the fight against the spotted wing drosophila during an Aug. 4 workshop.
Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease
Identifying grapevine fungus may help fight disease
A master's degree graduate at Washington State University has been instrumental in identifying more fungal species that cause grapevine trunk disease.
Calif. navel orange production meets expectations
Calif. navel orange production meets expectations
Navel orange production in California finished the 2014-15 season at close to the 79 million cartons predicted in the National Agricultural Statistics Service's revised estimate.
Calif. citrus growers on edge following HLB discoveries
Calif. citrus growers on edge following HLB discoveries
Additional discoveries of the citrus disease huanglongbing in Southern California has prompted the University of California Cooperative Extension to urge growers to monitor their trees for symptoms. The university is engaged in various research projects...
Washington agriculture weighs impacts of piece-rate court ruling
Washington agriculture weighs impacts of piece-rate court ruling
Washington's tree fruit industry and other labor-intensive agriculture are grappling with a state Supreme Court ruling requiring piece-rate workers be paid separately for rest breaks. The industry fears civil litigation may make it retroactive, costing...
Winemaker sues, claiming herbicide from neighbor destroyed crop
According to the lawsuit, the Oregon Department of Agriculture investigated and found that herbicide drift had occurred.
Researchers hope to test robotic apple picker
Researchers hope to test robotic apple picker
Testing of a robotic apple picker may occur this fall by Washington State University engineers and scientists. A successful system could alleviate labor shortages and save growers a lot in labor costs.