April 1st 2015 Issue

Promising pear rootstocks

By |April 16th, 2015|

Researchers study Amelanchier and quince selections as pear rootstocks for Pacific Northwest.

Irrigation effects on wine

By |April 14th, 2015|

Deficit irrigation enhances color and fruitiness of wines.

Honeycrisp is still an enigma

By |April 14th, 2015|

Growers have yet to unlock the horticultural secrets of growing Honeycrisp in a warm climate.

Automated pruning with robotics

By |April 13th, 2015|

Robots can follow pruning rules as well as humans, but a key was writing the rules.

Kennewick packer earns certification

By |April 5th, 2015|

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Columbia Fresh Packing, an apple and cherry packer in Kennewick, Washington, has received U.S. Department of Agriculture certification for Good

Good to Know: Maintain good soil structure

By |April 4th, 2015|

Weed mulch plus gypsum keep surface soil soft, permeable, and well-aerated

New Zealand wind machine is now available in U.S.

By |April 4th, 2015|

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A portable wind machine developed and manufactured in New Zealand is now being distributed in the United States by Chamberlin Agriculture.

Soil moisture can be depleted by spring

By |April 3rd, 2015|

“In years when we have dry winters, you may need both a fall and early spring irrigation.” — Hemant Gohil

Soil moisture critical at bud break

By |April 3rd, 2015|

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Even a two-week delay in filling up the soil profile in early spring when vines begin to break bud can

Growers get tree audits

By |April 3rd, 2015|

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Fruit Rights Australia Inc., a company set up a year ago to deter illegal propagation of stone fruit varieties, announced

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