November 2012 Issue

Yeast tested as lure

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The spotted wing drosophila.

A species of yeast that University of California scientists have found in cherries and raspberries infested [...]

Good to Know

By |November 1st, 2012|

Brown marmorated stinkbugs feed on the foliage and fruit of grapevines.

Grape growers have been closely watching the spread of [...]

Good to Know—What growers want in new varieties

By |November 1st, 2012|

RosBREED is a multi-institutional, multinational project to accelerate the introduction and adoption of superior cultivars in rosaceous crops like [...]

B.C.’s Sterile Insect Release program evolves

By |November 1st, 2012|

To determine sterility, squash a codling moth. The red food dye in their diets gives the guts a pinkish [...]

No more airblast spraying?

By |November 1st, 2012|

MSU horticulturist Ron Perry, left, worked with engineers to design and install the system. Here he works with two [...]

Other teaching programs

By |November 1st, 2012|

Washington State has several educational options for students interested in ­viticulture and enology. A four-year degree is offered at [...]

Robotic pruning

By |November 1st, 2012|

Vision Robotics is well along in developing a robotic pruner for grapes, shown at work above, and the robotic [...]

Classes for Hispanics

By |November 1st, 2012|

Wenatchee Valley College instuctors Francisco Sarmiento, left, and Leo Garcia, right, are joined by past viticulture program graduate Joaquin [...]

Growers try it out

By |November 1st, 2012|

Growers delight in using the new DBR during a demonstration in Michigan. Its strong vacuum system and apple handling [...]

Automated crop estimating

By |November 1st, 2012|

An experimental crop yield estimator travels down an orchard row at a speed of about half a mile per [...]