April 1st 2010 Issue

Irrigation options

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Plantings at Yakima Valley Orchards are irrigated with drip. Travis Allan checks on a Honeycrisp block planted in 2007 where

The lowdown on drip

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Drip irrigation systems are designed to deliver water precisely and uniformly to the crop roots and often results in water

Check soil before planting

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The period between removing an orchard and replanting is a good time to correct the soil pH and nutrient levels

Drench in the orchard

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Single-bin drenching with a postharvest fungicide is being tested. Research shows that the sooner a fungicide is applied after harvest,

Tree planter pays dividends

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Yakima Valley Orchards designed and built its own three-row tree planting machine.

Yakima Valley Orchards used to plant trees by hand,

Chemical thinners are inconsistent

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Penn State’s Dr. Jim Schupp says that the inconsistent results with chemical thinners led to researcher interest in mechanical thinners.

After

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