April 1st 2011 Issue

Last Bite

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In 1966, Michigan placed this historical marker at the South Haven Experiment Station com­mem­orating Stanley Johnston’s work and the peaches

Clean plant center has new manager

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James Susaimuthu inspects plant material in the Fruit Tree Clean Plant Center’s greenhouse.

One of the goals of Dr. James Susaimuthu,

Irrigating apples in the Northeast

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Sap flow gauges were used to measure the flow of water through the trunk of a tree.

Researchers working in the

How to manage scab and mildew

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Powdery mildew appears as superficial, white powdery growth on leaves and shoots that results in the stunting and distortion of

Using soil moisture sensors

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Troy Peters, left, explains the functions of a neutron probe to Washington State University students Prossie Nakawuka, middle, and Romulus

When grapes need a drink

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Although wine grapes don’t need much water during the season, they need to drink frequently and at key times, says

Grower perspectives on grape irrigation

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This grape shoot shows a vine actively growing as the tendrils are further out than the shoot tips and appear

Manager ready to tackle real problems

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Dr. James Susaimuthu, program manager of the Fruit Tree Clean Plant Center at Prosser, Washington, attended ­­college in India before

When do grapevines need irrigation?

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Markus Keller says that regulated deficit irrigation can be beneficial for most red wine grape varieties, but timing of stress

Biennial bearing

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Developing seeds inside apples send strong signals to apple shoots telling them not to set flower buds for the next

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