May 15th 2012 Issue

Good to Know: Irrigation scheduling

By |May 15th, 2012|

Troy Peters, left, checks the irrigation scheduler on his phone in a cherry orchard with Sean Hill, AgWeatherNet Web [...]

Neonicotinoids and bees

By |May 15th, 2012|

A spate of new studies came out this spring, all of them seeking to link neonicotinoid insecticides to mortality [...]

Antisplit agents help

By |May 15th, 2012|

SureSeal, a new protective coating, at right, patented by Oregon State University that stretches as the fruit grows, needs [...]

Cherries must be RELIABLY FIRM

By |May 15th, 2012|

Delayed harvest can lead to more problems with pitting and pebbling of cherries.
Courtesy of Peter Toivonen, Agriculture and [...]

Future pear research area

By |May 15th, 2012|

AVG could be a valuable new tool, along with NAA, for preventing premature fruit drop in pears. Some questions [...]

Early Robin, early blush

By |May 15th, 2012|

Early Robin looks set to become an important variety in the Pacific Northwest, as growers try to get a jump on the blushed-cherry deal.

Finding the ideal peach orchard

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Jim Schupp (on tractor) took an active role in evaluating the Darwin blossom thinner and considers it a key [...]

Steps to manage canker

By |May 15th, 2012|

Scientists have developed the following ­integrated approach to manage canker in cherries:

Avoid interplanting new with old trees. Rain can [...]

Sustainable program for wineries launched

By |May 15th, 2012|

Wine bottle corks are repurposed as mulch, an example of sustainable practices implemented at Snoqualmie Vineyards winery.
Photo courtesy [...]

Not just a raincover

By |May 15th, 2012|

This Dutch cherry orchard has a rain cover and is enclosed on the sides with netting to keep out [...]