April 15th 2012 Issue

Balancing nitrogen in grapes and wine

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Catherine Jones, middle, puts Merlot grapes through a destemmer under the watchful eye of her advisor Joan Davenport.

For both [...]

Last Bite: Gala breeder put flavor first

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Gale Gala is a sport of Royal Gala discovered by Wally Gale in Wenatchee, Washington, and patented in 1997. [...]

Wide scope for rootstock research

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International Fruit Tree Association members tour a research plot at Wapato, Washington, where a wide range of apple rootstocks [...]

Growers vote on special assessment

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Washington State tree fruit growers will be asked to pay a special research assessment to strengthen research and extension [...]

Tips on how to avoid glyphosate damage

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As you approach weed control this spring, remember the word SUPPLY.

That’s the acronym Dr. Hannah Mathers developed to help [...]

Root2Fruit group will request research funding

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A group of scientists from around the country aims to develop new tree fruit rootstocks for the tree fruit [...]

Tree safety is key issue with herbicides

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Choosing a herbicide program for an orchard is not so simple as choosing which herbicide kills what weeds and [...]

Newer herbicides join the arsenal

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Among the newer herbicides that fruit growers should look at are Treevix, Alion, Matrix, Spartan, and Sandea, and there [...]

Who’s eating codling moth?

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This article is part of a series on the multistate project “Enhancing Biological Control in Western Orchards.”

How big a [...]

Fumigant regulations keep coming

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Soil fumigation, like this broadcast application, now requires that fumigation management plans be developed to include a long list [...]