February 15th 2013 Issue

Identifying grape shrivels

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In the past, grape growers have mistaken any shrivel in their fruit for grape berry shrivel, also known as [...]

Top 5 points when installing irrigation

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For his experimental work, Fallahi has an extensive system of buried irrigation lines and an elaborate irrigation control center.

Saving water in early peaches

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Dong Wang is testing infrared temperature sensors, like this one, in peach orchards to measure water stress.
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Irrigate early if winter is dry

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Bleeding (inset photo) caused by root pressure is associated with bud swell and bud break. Bleeding sap is collected [...]

Last Bite

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1  Which of the following is not a fruit symptom of little cherry disease?
a.    Small size
b.    Poor [...]

WSU Grape irrigation bulletin

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Washington State University Extension has released a new irrigation manual for vineyards, clarifying irrigation options and strategies for juice [...]

Natural enemy inventory

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Herbivore-induced plant volatile (HIPV) lure to attract natural enemies in orchards.

Monitoring is one of the key components of any [...]

B.C. co-op seeks higher returns

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Fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada, centered in the Okanagan Valley but with sizeable operations in the Similkameen and [...]

Vigor control and promotion of fruiting of pear trees

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D’Anjou pear trees in the Apogee trial are shown in November 2012. Left tree is untreated, middle received single [...]

B.C. cooperative plans upgrades

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Unrealistic expectations of sale value contributed to delays in the disposal of surplus properties held by the Okanagan Tree [...]