April 1st 2010 Issue

Australia testing two new pears

By |April 1st, 2010|

Garry Langford says testers will be licensed to grow trees for five years to produce enough pears for sampling.

Two [...]

Retrofitting an apple packing line

By |April 1st, 2010|

A Yakima, Washington, grower-packer operation wanted to upgrade its optical sorting capability but didn’t want to make expensive changes [...]

Irrigation options

By |April 1st, 2010|

Plantings at Yakima Valley Orchards are irrigated with drip. Travis Allan checks on a Honeycrisp block planted in 2007 [...]

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By |April 1st, 2010|

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Grove to Receive Extension Award

By |April 1st, 2010|

Dr. Gary Grove, Washington State University plant pathologist, will receive the American Phytopathological Society’s Excellence in Extension Award during [...]

The lowdown on drip

By |April 1st, 2010|

Drip irrigation systems are designed to deliver water precisely and uniformly to the crop roots and often results in [...]

IFTA Board Adds New Members

By |April 1st, 2010|

Three new directors were elected to the board of the International Tree Fruit Association during IFTA’s 53rd annual conference [...]

Chamberlain Leads Growers

By |April 1st, 2010|

Lynne Chamberlain was elected 2010 chair of the board of directors of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers. [...]

Check soil before planting

By |April 1st, 2010|

The period between removing an orchard and replanting is a good time to correct the soil pH and nutrient [...]

Charles L. “Charlie” Bennett 1945-2010

By |April 1st, 2010|

Charles L. “Charlie” Bennett, 64, who spent his career working on the rootstock development program at Cornell University in [...]