New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do [...]

Peach growers challenges

By |September 1st, 2013|

Greg Reighard
By Richard Lehnert

Growing peaches is getting easier in some ways, harder in others, a rather normal description [...]

Precise disease management is complicated

By |September 1st, 2013|

Like insects, diseases develop in predictable ways based on ­growing-degree accumulations, but diseases are driven more by moisture than [...]

Growers need to adjust sprayers for deposition and drift

By |September 1st, 2013|

Andrew Landers discusses air flow direction during a grower workshop. He helped develop a sprayer that could sense canopy [...]

WSU apple breeder screens for fireblight resistance

By |August 9th, 2013|

Dr. Kate Evans, WSU’s apple breeder, is screening both seedlings and advanced selections for fireblight resistance.
TJ MULLINAX

Washington State [...]

Fire blight concerns ease in Medford, Oregon

By |July 23rd, 2013|

  Concerns that fireblight would cause significant damage to this year’s pear harvest in the Medford, Oregon, [...]

Five ways to make sure people eat fewer peaches

By |July 1st, 2013|

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Grow just one variety. Growing one variety will limit your marketing season and the number of times consumers [...]

California growers worry about fireblight

By |July 1st, 2013|

Photo courtesy of Rachel Elkins, UC

While Washington growers are concerned about how they’re going to grow organic apples and [...]

Good Stuff

By |May 15th, 2013|

Book of secrets
Karin Argo of Zillah, Washington, is selling the second edition of her popular The Secrets of [...]

Science on the Hudson

By |May 15th, 2013|

Modern apple tree plantings have been made at the Hudson Valley Lab.
PHOTO BY RICHARD LEHNERT

Workers at Cornell University’s [...]