December 2011 Issue

Self-rooted trees cut costs

By |December 1st, 2011|

This is not a story out of a horticultural book of fables. It is a story to ruffle your [...]

Organic proves productive

By |December 1st, 2011|

Peter Hall explains how the Exosex mating disruption system works. Pheromone lures and pheromone-impregnated powder are placed [...]

Making wines in a big way

By |December 1st, 2011|

Pinot Grigio grapes are being crushed. White and red grapes are received and crushed in separate areas at J [...]

Pest help at your fingertips

By |December 1st, 2011|

Andy Kahn can use his iPhone to access WSU’s Decision Aid System, which automatically uploads weather data from the [...]

Instant vineyard

By |December 1st, 2011|

These “super big” vines were planted in an Oregon vineyard earlier this year.
Neil Hauff

Imagine the labor savings if [...]

Mixed experiences with platforms

By |December 1st, 2011|

Pasco grower Denny Hayden said a platform works well in high-density systems but he’s not ready to [...]

Markets shrink for upscale pear

By |December 1st, 2011|

Comice is the perfect pear for gift boxes, but the gift business has declined.
Courtesy Pear Bureau Northwest

Comice is [...]

Good Point–Where has the roadmap led us?

By |December 1st, 2011|

Was the Tree Fruit Technology Roadmap a success or failure?

Around ten years ago, this novel research initiative boldly declared [...]

Mildew resistance quest continues

By |December 1st, 2011|

Next year, Nnadozie Oraguzie will begin field testing a new generation of mildew-resistant sweet cherry selections as he works [...]

Ready for mechanization

By |December 1st, 2011|

Qin Zhang explains during a WSU field day how he is working to improve the mechanical cherry [...]