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Kate Prengaman

About Kate Prengaman

Kate Prengaman is an associate editor for Good Fruit Grower, writing articles for the print magazine and website. Contact her at 509-853-3518 or at kate@goodfruit.com

How busy are your bees?

By |March 21st, 2017|

New model will predict pollinator efficiency and fruit set.

Mulch madness at Oregon soil workshop

By |March 16th, 2017|

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At a soil health workshop organized by Oregon State University in the Dalles, Oregon, several speakers sang the praises of

Wasps released to eat stink bug eggs

By |March 15th, 2017|

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Brown marmorated stink bugs show no signs of stopping their advance in the Pacific Northwest. But last fall, Oregon launched

Using genetics to create “a birth control pill” for moths

By |March 8th, 2017|

Gene-editing research could lead to new control for codling moth

The GMO debate gets more complicated

By |February 28th, 2017|

As growers and regulators try to keep up with advances in genomics, questions arise over what is and is not genetically engineered.

Cutting-edge technique to keep pathogens away

By |February 28th, 2017|

Rutgers researchers hope gene-editing technology can make wine grapes resistant to downy mildew.

Taming traits from the wild genome

By |February 28th, 2017|

New genetic techniques have made it much faster for breeders to bring blue mold resistance from wild Eurasian apples into modern cultivars.

Understanding the click pruning technique – Video

By |February 15th, 2017|

Pruning technique puts physiology to work, gets sap flowing to reduce blind wood and manage vigor.

Can science strengthen graft unions?

By |February 15th, 2017|

An experiment to stimulate stronger grafts on brittle Geneva 41 rootstocks reveals promise but no clear path.

Second day of wine grape grower meetings focuses on farming by phenology

By |February 8th, 2017|

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As a snowstorm raged outside, attendees at the Washington Winegrowers conference in Kennewick, Washington were eager to talk about spring

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