April 15th 2013 Issue

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

Last Bite

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    1    Dagger nematodes are vectors of which virus?

a.    Prune dwarf
b.    Tomato ring spot
c.    Professor Plum pox
d.    Prunus necrotic ring

Rescue thinning

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If you’ve thinned and thinned and there are still too many apples on the trees, there is one more growth

Evaluating grape sites

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

Dr. Michelle Moyer, Washington State University’s statewide

Orchard ground covers

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For 21 years now, Dr. Ian Merwin has tended a 320-tree apple orchard on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake

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