December 2011 Issue

Platforms not widely used

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A recent survey of Washington State apple growers suggests that orchard platforms are not widely used there.

Just over 10 [...]

Working with less labor

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Availability of labor will determine how quickly orchard automation is adopted, says Denny Hayden.

A widespread shortage of workers to [...]

U.K. growers try to lower residues

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Jerry Cross is in charge of entomology and plant pathology at East Malling Research, where trials to minimize residues [...]

Blossom thin peaches

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Katy Lesser Clowney, while working at the Adams County extension office, found the Darwin at a show in Europe [...]

Grape industry goes after viruses

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Grapevine leafroll disease is easy to diagnose in red varieties, like this Cabernet Sauvignon vine, but more difficult in [...]

Research station has organic orchard

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Joe Nicholson of New York with a Rubinola tree that shows symptoms of sulfur intolerance.
Geraldine Warner

Britain has only [...]

Spray equipment still evolving

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The Raven spray controller has brought major improvements to orchard spraying.
Courtesy Blueline Equipment

A major breakthrough in orchard spray [...]

In The Box

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Left: Northeast McIntosh, Courtesy Jon Clements. Center: October issue cover prompts firestorm of regional pride and competitiveness. Right: McIntosh [...]

Doubleday has broad interests

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Oliver Doubleday tosses a Gala apple in the air as he explains that U.K. supermarkets don’t want large fruit.

Precise IPM requires good data

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This Washington State University weather station in Tonasket is part of the AgWeatherNet service, providing growers with detailed environmental [...]