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

For sale: huge tract in prime Walla Walla location

By |October 11th, 2017|

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It’s a heck of a view for a vineyard. Nobody has planted one yet, but that could soon be about

High hopes for Harvista

By |October 5th, 2017|

Canadian growers gain access to 1-MCP for apple orchards.

Tools for counting the crop

By |September 20th, 2017|

Combining low-tech crop load samples with high-tech maps could make vineyards more efficient.

Growers in pursuit of precision agriculture

By |September 19th, 2017|

Researchers and growers in New York aim to push high-density orchards to peak performance.

Sustainable and less sticky solutions for pear psylla

By |September 14th, 2017|

New pear IPM project looks at potential for biocontrols and pest repellents.

The high-tech promise of hands-off

By |August 29th, 2017|

Mechanization researchers have seen quality improvements along with possibilities of cost savings.

Sunburn and sunscald: Beware the warning signs – Video

By |August 14th, 2017|

Sunburn and sunscald research underway in sunny Chile could lead to tools that would benefit growers in all arid regions.

Study pushes limits of deficit irrigation

By |July 24th, 2017|

Drastic reductions in irrigation delivered decent results in first year of study, but vines showed accumulated stress in year two.

Lake Ontario Tour shows wide range of New York tree fruit farming

By |July 12th, 2017|

The only consistency on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program tour this summer was the humidity. Otherwise, the five-farm tour organized by Cornell University Cooperative Extension covered a remarkably diverse swath of tree fruit farming in a narrow band along Lake Ontario’s shores: new high density apple plantings and apple orchards far older than this reporter, along with high density peaches, berries, and a brand new cidery.

Southeastern peach growers eye solutions after freeze

By |July 10th, 2017|

After warm winter, southeastern peach growers lost most of their crop to a spring freeze — now finding ways to adapt has become critical.

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