April 15th 2013 Issue

Your management program matters

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LEFT: Above left: Adult A. mali are affected by most of the tested reduced-risk pesticides. RIGHT: The parasitic wasp Aphelinus

The root of the matter

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This excavated root system is from a 40-year-old Concord own-rooted vine.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALAN LAKSO

Grapes, with their flowing vines and

Cornell releases wine grape varieties

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Cornell University has released two new wine grape varieties—a cold-hardy aromatic white variety and a red variety that is highly

Choose your poison carefully

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A barn owl nesting box at Omeg Orchards. Notice the metal underneath the box that’s used to prevent raccoons from

The BIG Stomach

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RIGHT: Workers pack apples in the modern facility built two years ago at Crist Bros. in Walden, New York. The

Testing tree health

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

Nutrient information needed

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As yield expectations have soared in recent years, so has the importance of nutrient management.

Apple growers who were once happy

Beware of weed resistance

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DON’T LET WEEDS
GET AWAY
It’s particularly important to keep up with weed control in a young orchard because the weeds compete

Weed ZAPPER

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

Meet Washington State’s new agriculture director

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Bud Hover’s road to directorship of the Washington State Department of Agriculture began in 1938 when his mother and her

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