Monday, July 28, 2014

Aphid numbers on the rise - AgMinute for July 25, 2014


Aphid populations are increasing this year on small grain fields, Washington State University researchers say. Because the insect pests are sporadic, it's hard for researchers and farmers to determine the level of infestation at which a grower should consider the cost of applying insecticides. Click here for the full story

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

WSU partners with company to market cereal varieties - AgMinute for July 23, 2014


Washington State University will partner with Washington Genetics, LLC. The newly formed company, owned by Washington Grain Commission board member Mike Miller and his wife Marci. will market WSU varieties, manage royalties and look for new opportunities, says WSU associate dean of research Jim Moyer. Click here for the full story

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Two more mobile slaughter units vandalized - AgMinute for July 18, 2014

Vandals have apparently damaged more mobile slaughter units in the Northwest, calling it “sabotage” in the name of animal rights. Click here for the full story

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Group urges support for besieged berry farm - AgMinute for July 17, 2014


Supporters of a large Skagit County, Wash., berry farm say it has been unfairly targeted by union activists and that other farms should come to its aid. Click here for the full story

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PNW cherries hit record June shipments - AgMinute for July 2, 2014


Cherry growers in the Northwest have logged the best June in years as weather has cooperated in producing a large, good-quality crop. Click here for the full story

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Kit tests available for Little Cherry Disease - AgMinute for June 30, 2014


Little Cherry Disease may be increasing or just being noticed more in north Central Washington, experts say. A new test kit can help growers know if their trees have the virus. Click here for the full story

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Chelan Fresh tests Rockit apples - AgMinute for June 27, 2014


A major Washington apple marketer, Chelan Fresh Marketing, is testing a small apple from New Zealand sold in convenient snack-portioned tubes and another variety that's an offspring of Honeycrisp. Click here for the full story

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