April 1st 2010 Issue

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lonnie Alvin Conner, 1925–2010

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Pasco, Washington, juice grape grower Lonnie Conner, who devoted much of his life to industry and community affairs, died [...]

Reduce compaction

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

Tree planter pays dividends

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

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

IFTA Makes Awards to Key People

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The International Fruit Tree Association gave awards during the winter conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in early March.

Phil Brown, [...]

Apple Lines–Full access to China needed

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China is open to Red Delicious apples from Washington. Whereas Red Delicious can be shipped direct to major markets [...]

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 [...]

Apple Matters –USApple launches program

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As I travel the country visiting apple growers and apple companies, one question keeps coming up: Who will be [...]

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 [...]