New Developments

Honeycrisp: Grow it, then crop it

By |April 10th, 2014|

Although growers want to reap early returns from their Honeycrisp plantings, they need to let the trees grow first.

Spreading shoots of young apple trees

By |April 10th, 2014|

Proper spreading of shoots and branches is an important step in developing a productive orchard.

Choose the right rootstock for Honeycrisp

By |April 10th, 2014|

The ideal rootstock for Honeycrisp is one that promotes moderate tree vigor along with good productivity, says Dr. Terence [...]

Electric orchard equipment progress

By |April 7th, 2014|

Orchardists are showing interest in electric power, and it’s coming, slowly.

The good and bad of deficit irrigation

By |April 4th, 2014|

Partial root zone drying deficit irrigation has potential for white varieties.

Opal apple verified non-GMO

By |April 2nd, 2014|

FirstFruits heads off confusion with a GMO-apple that might be approved.

Microsprinklers for frost protection

By |April 2nd, 2014|

Capturing the orchard heating power of freezing water.

Growers benefit from Smith’s work

By |April 1st, 2014|

Tim Smith’s research has put money back in growers’ pockets.

DIY spray trial tips

By |April 1st, 2014|

On-farm trials don’t have to be complicated.

Integrated water plan moves forward

By |April 1st, 2014|

Diverse group proposes plan to solve water shortages in the Yakima River Basin.