April 15th 2009 Issue

Choosing the right cherry rootstock

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Many factors need to be taken into account when choosing rootstocks for a new [...]

Good Point – Ed Wittenbach

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In my lifetime, change has been inevitable: from five-acre orchards to 500-acre orchards or larger; from small, family-owned stores [...]

WSU reorganizes Extension

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In an effort to cut costs, improve efficiency, and better serve production agriculture, Washington State University is merging Extension [...]

Managing nitrogen

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Nitrogen management is important in all wine grapes, but even more so in white varieties because of its association [...]

Europe is growing fewer apples

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Apple production is declining in several European countries. Italy, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom all are producing fewer [...]

Good Point – David Granatstein

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Nitrogen is a plentiful element in the biosphere, accounting for 78 percent of the air around us. It is [...]

To fertilize or not?

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Reasons to fertilize your crop may range from indications that the plant is deficient, [...]

Nematodes in your kitchen

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Facial tissues, a small mesh screen, and a small dish are all that’s needed to perform a [...]

A more sustainable strategy

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There are several ways in which orchardists can develop a more sustainable approach to nitrogen fertility.    Fortunately, tree fruit [...]

Poland's American connection

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Poland’s number-one apple variety, Idared, is a legacy from an educational exchange between Poland and the United States that [...]