December 2011 Issue

Four leaders better than one

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Belgian horticulturist Tom Deckers discusses the pruning strategy for a four-leader system. Many pear-growing systems put too much energy into

Cold hardiness

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A new cold hardiness tool is available just in time for winter for Washington State grape growers through AgWeatherNet,

Good Stuff

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Ty Snyder promoted
C & O Nursery of Wenatchee, Washington, has promoted Ty Snyder to the position of orchard manager. Snyder

Platforms not widely used

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A recent survey of Washington State apple growers suggests that orchard platforms are not widely used there.

Just over 10 percent

Organic proves productive

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Peter Hall explains how the Exosex mating disruption system works. Pheromone lures and pheromone-impregnated powder are placed in

Self-rooted trees cut costs

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This is not a story out of a horticultural book of fables. It is a story to ruffle your imagination.

While

Blossom thin peaches

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Katy Lesser Clowney, while working at the Adams County extension office, found the Darwin at a show in Europe and

Mixed experiences with platforms

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Pasco grower Denny Hayden said a platform works well in high-density systems but he’s not ready to throw

Instant vineyard

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These “super big” vines were planted in an Oregon vineyard earlier this year.
Neil Hauff

Imagine the labor savings if you could

Spray equipment still evolving

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The Raven spray controller has brought major improvements to orchard spraying.
Courtesy Blueline Equipment

A major breakthrough in orchard spray technology in

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