Technology and equipment

New cools of the trade

By |April 24th, 2015|

Secondary chillers are replacing conventional storage cooling systems.

Reducing water usage

By |April 24th, 2015|

E & J Gallo reduced its winery water usage by 25 percent.

Six steps to good orchard site preparation

By |April 20th, 2015|

It’s important to prepare your surface soil the right way before planting.

McFerson applies for WSU director job

By |April 20th, 2015|

 

Dr. Jim McFerson, manager of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission for the past 14 years, has applied for [...]

Turning pomace into compost

By |April 16th, 2015|

Walla Walla Community College hopes to show wineries how to compost their wine leftovers.

Irrigation effects on wine

By |April 14th, 2015|

Deficit irrigation enhances color and fruitiness of wines.

Automated pruning with robotics

By |April 13th, 2015|

Robots can follow pruning rules as well as humans, but a key was writing the rules.

Percolation barriers could enhance water retention

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Subsurface Water Retention Technology could revolutionize irrigated agriculture.

Timing is everything when fine tuning grape irrigation

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Research suggests Washington red wine grapes could benefit from new irrigation regimes.

Microwaves control brown rot

By |April 1st, 2015|

Scientists in Spain showed that microwaving peaches and nectarines prevents rot without harming the fruit.