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 [...]

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 [...]

Most vineyard tasks mechanized

By |April 1st, 2013|

This trunk scrubber of the vMech system is used by Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to control suckers. The device [...]

Mechanizing vineyard saves hundreds per acre

By |April 1st, 2013|

At year’s end, when costs of all the grapevine tasks are added up, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’s Mike Means [...]

High-tech nursery cuts propagation time

By |April 1st, 2013|

Pear rootstocks growing in the tissue culture lab.
PHOTOS BY GERALDINE WARNER

A high-tech nursery based in Pullman, Washington, is [...]