Technology and equipment

Performance report

By |July 1st, 2013|

After a year of work, the team of researchers developing Solid-Set Canopy Delivery Systems has issued its first report—and [...]

Undercover production in China

By |July 1st, 2013|

Greenhouses or high tunnels can advance the ripening of peaches and nectarines. (Video and Photo Gallery at bottom of story)

Apple variety network

By |June 1st, 2013|

Variety and cultivar selection is the largest economic decision a grower can make when establishing a new high-density orchard [...]

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 [...]

Nurseries invest in Phytelligence

By |May 15th, 2013|

Four major nurseries that form the North American group of the International New Varieties ­Network (INN) have made a [...]

Evaluating grape sites

By |April 15th, 2013|

Michelle Moyer demonstrates how WSU’s vineyard site evaluation computer model works.
PHOTO BY MELISSA HANSEN

Dr. Michelle Moyer, Washington State [...]

Testing tree health

By |April 15th, 2013|

Dennis Smith, horticulturist with G.S. Long Company, Inc., in Yakima, Washington, has been doing soil and leaf sampling for [...]

Weed ZAPPER

By |April 15th, 2013|

Engineer Graham Brodie developed the microwave weed-killing machine. Four microwave horn antennae at the back end, each about four [...]

Last Bite: FruiTrivia

By |April 1st, 2013|

1. An experimental Solid Set Canopy Delivery System is designed for:
a.    Applying pesticides
b.    Evaporative cooling
c.    [...]

Grape harvesters are going high-tech

By |April 1st, 2013|

Mechanical harvesters have picked Washington State’s juice grapes and many of the state’s wine grapes for decades, though high-end [...]