April 1st 2010 Issue

Drench in the orchard

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Single-bin drenching with a postharvest fungicide is being tested. Research shows that the sooner a fungicide is applied after [...]

Tree planter pays dividends

By |April 1st, 2010|

Yakima Valley Orchards designed and built its own three-row tree planting machine.

Yakima Valley Orchards used to plant trees by [...]

Chemical thinners are inconsistent

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Penn State’s Dr. Jim Schupp says that the inconsistent results with chemical thinners led to researcher interest in mechanical [...]

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 [...]

Mechanical thinning works

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The mechanical string thinner knocked off 15 percent or more dormant buds in this Santina block. Right: The Darwin [...]

Chamberlain Leads Growers

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

Hand-held thinning tool

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Much of the research in orchard innovation involves automation and robotics, but not every orchard can accommodate technology like [...]

Good Stuff

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Dream tractor?
The Mach 4 is an articulated reversible quad-track vehicle for specialized farming. Launched in Italy in 2008 [...]

Ontario faces challenges to plum pox virus eradication

By |April 1st, 2010|

Symptoms of plum pox virus include chlorotic (yellow) rings on the leaf surface or chlorotic blotches and vein clearing.

A [...]

Reduce compaction

By |April 1st, 2010|

Juice grape growers in Washington State have found a way to aerate the soil, relieve soil compaction, and reduce [...]