April 15th 2013 Issue

Testing tree health

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Dennis Smith, horticulturist with G.S. Long Company, Inc., in Yakima, Washington, has been doing soil and leaf sampling for [...]

Evaluating grape sites

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Michelle Moyer demonstrates how WSU’s vineyard site evaluation computer model works.
PHOTO BY MELISSA HANSEN

Dr. Michelle Moyer, Washington State [...]

Nutrient information needed

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As yield expectations have soared in recent years, so has the importance of nutrient management.

Apple growers who were once [...]

Hudson Valley’s wholesalers

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Two of the largest wholesale operations on the International Fruit Tree Association tour in New York were Crist Brothers [...]

Beware of weed resistance

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DON’T LET WEEDS
GET AWAY
It’s particularly important to keep up with weed control in a young orchard because [...]

The Top Five

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Soil has been called the “living skin” of planet Earth, an essential but fragile part of the bio­sphere. As [...]

Weed ZAPPER

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Engineer Graham Brodie developed the microwave weed-killing machine. Four microwave horn antennae at the back end, each about four [...]

Hidden costs of rodent control

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Rodents—particularly voles, ground squirrels, and gophers—can have a big economic impact on orchard and vineyard production costs.
Rodents cause [...]

Meet Washington State’s new agriculture director

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Bud Hover’s road to directorship of the Washington State Department of Agriculture began in 1938 when his mother and [...]

Growers rapturous over rodent control

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Wildlife biologist Tim Pitz holds an adult golden eagle that was captured as part of a telemetry study. The [...]