December 2009 Issue

Surviving the cold

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These grapevines await their winter pruning. Mechanically pruning vines that have severe bud damage from cold may be a cost-effective

Past, present, and future

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Chuck Peters designed his new pear orchard with mechanization and new technologies in mind.

It might be possible to develop apples

Australia’s water crisis forces changes

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Dealing with rising temperatures may be a conundrum for fruit growers confronting ­climate change, but in Australia it’s been ­complicated

Changes will come faster. Will you keep up?

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Agricultural economist

Two decades ago, at a time when the industry had yet to produce more than 60 million boxes of

Invite the whole community

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Mason bee nests in the orchard of Robert Schreiber at Poysdorf, Austria, pictured during an International Fruit Tree Association tour

Growers

Apple marketing incentive

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“If an apple were to explode like a hand grenade when it reached a stage of ripeness not permitting it

Cultivating beneficials

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Mike Omeg checks for beneficial insects in goldenrod plants in an insectary alongside a Regina cherry block. He’s watched by

Identity crisis

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The flood of new apple varieties will continue until the consumer is so confused about the Washington apple identity that

Ready for change

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As the new president, John Verbrugge will lead Washington’s Horticultural Association into more involvement with state regulatory issues.

New Hort President

Cover crops and pest control

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Does attracting natural enemies to an orchard by planting a cover crop translate to better biological control of pests in

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