November 2012 Issue

Weather forecasting tested

By |November 1st, 2012|

Washington State University’s automated weather station network, is testing a national forecasting model as a tool to predict weather [...]

Growers try it out

By |November 1st, 2012|

About 50 people—growers and their employees—attended a late-September demonstration in the Jonagold orchard owned by David Rennhack in Hart, [...]

Good to Know

By |November 1st, 2012|

Grape growers have been closely watching the spread of the brown marmorated stinkbug (Halyomorpha halys Stål). It was first [...]

Research project tackles trunk diseases

By |November 1st, 2012|

Researchers will use nearly $1.8 million in grant money to develop new detection, extension, and research tools for managing [...]

Fixed spray system evaluated in New York

By |November 1st, 2012|

For Cornell University entomologist Dr. Art Agnello, the grant funding for research to develop and evaluate the Solid Set [...]

How cold hardy?

By |November 1st, 2012|

Washington State University scientists hope to find a better way to assess cold hardiness of apple and sweet cherry [...]

Austrian researcher tests seaweed claims

By |November 1st, 2012|

Manufacturers of biostimulants derived from ­seaweed, or algae, say the products can provide multiple benefits when applied to crops.

Purported [...]

Des Layne joins WSU

By |November 1st, 2012|

Washington State University has appointed Dr. Desmond Layne, a professor at Clemson University in South Carolina, to the new [...]

Students follow grapes from berry to bottle

By |November 1st, 2012|

During the second week of class, having had just two lectures to learn about safety and sanitation, Trent Ball’s [...]

Machines in Quebec

By |November 1st, 2012|

Apple growers in Canada’s Quebec Province aren’t having the labor problems U.S. growers have. They have access to Hispanic [...]