November 2012 Issue

Fixed spray system evaluated in New York

By |November 1st, 2012|

The spray system fills the entire orchard at the same time with a mist that is applied only briefly.

Cold is hot topic at Expo

By |November 1st, 2012|

Great Lakes Expo is held each year in DeVos Place Convention Center.

Great Lakes region fruit growers won’t soon forget [...]

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 [...]

Sterile insects get a boost

By |November 1st, 2012|

Peter Teal works with several species of fruit flies. The Caribbean fruit fly has red eyes; the Mexican fruit [...]

Students follow grapes from berry to bottle

By |November 1st, 2012|

Christa Leach, left, shows fellow students how to analyze a juice sample for pH. Leach is working at Snoqualmie [...]

AGweathernet will work with mobile devices

By |November 1st, 2012|

Washington State University’s AgWeatherNet is a state-of-the-art automated weather data collection and decision support system.

It provides a Web-based suite [...]

Vineyard and winery courses go online

By |November 1st, 2012|

Jensena Newhouse, tasting room manager, pours a glass of wine.
Photo by Melissa Hansen

Yakima Valley Community College, through a [...]

Weather forecasting tested

By |November 1st, 2012|

Gerritt Hoogenboom

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

In The Box

By |November 1st, 2012|

Missing Pear Fact
Dear Good Fruit Grower:

I greatly enjoyed your September pear issue of the Good Fruit Grower.

The article [...]

Research project tackles trunk diseases

By |November 1st, 2012|

Wood-canker diseases are a leading cause of vineyard and orchard removal in many parts of the country.

Researchers will use [...]