May 1st 2012 Issue

Head of the class

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The Young Apple Leaders of 2012 are, back row left to right, Sarah Dressell, Sara Shanteau, Casey Collins, Adam [...]

Good to Know

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Premature fruit drop can cause 20 percent or more yield loss in pears without intervention. Natural drop signals fruit [...]

Need a lawyer?

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A group of Young Leaders listens to Don Kraemer, acting deputy director of the FDA Center for Food Safety [...]

Vineyard replanting economics

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When replanting an existing vineyard, a grower has three scenarios to choose from—replace plants and preserve existing trellis and [...]

Silver bullet is short lived

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Neal Manly said Tiberon was a unique tool to help nurseries produced branched trees for high-density plantings.
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A report card for juice grapes

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A team of Washington State’s juice grape industry members and university scientists has begun a three-year project to develop [...]

Lone organic grower finds it tough

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Most of Owens’s orchards are surrounded by mature timber. On this mountain, he has three isolated orchards, each about [...]

Choosing not to replant

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An example of layering, in which a cane is brought from the old Cabernet Sauvignon cordon on the right [...]

Promising organic herbicide found

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These large crabgrass seedlings show the effect of preemergence application of manuka oil. Control is on the right. Concentrations [...]

Sustainability can be economical

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More than 160 photovoltaic panels rest on the rooftop of Powers Winery, generating about 20 percent of the winery’s [...]