April 15th 2008 Issue

Prepare site before replanting

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Before an orchard is replanted, the soil should be ripped and cross ripped to a depth of [...]

Pros and cons of the low dollar

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Although the low value of the dollar is making U.S. goods seem like good value to overseas buyers, it’s [...]

Good to know

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This highly feathered tree is perfect for establishing the tall spindle planting system. The quality [...]

Roller coaster cherry production

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To overcome rootstock-scion incompatibility, two Chelan trees on Mazzard rootstock were planted next to the original tree [...]

No progress in talks with China

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Access to China for more U.S. apple varieties and fresh pears were topics on the agenda at the U.S.–China [...]

How to start a winery

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A good business plan will help avoid the pitfalls of trial and error in designing and building a winery, [...]

Learn by doing

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Twenty years ago, when apples suddenly became a profitable crop to plant in California’s San Joaquin Valley, few had [...]

First Bite

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How does one start a perennial fruit crop? By planting it into the ground. The soil. That is where [...]

Vineyard preserves diversity

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Le Vieux Pin winery at Oliver, British Columbia, Canada, has retained some of its apricot, apple, and [...]

New herbicide option for cherries

By |April 15th, 2008|

Russian thistle, also known as the ubiquitous tumbleweed. A new herbicide called Matrix (rimsulfuron) will [...]