February 1st 2013 Issue

Growers try hooped trellises

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A new apple orchard planted to a V trellis uses greenhouse technology to support the Vs.
Courtesy of Wilson Orhard &

Enhancing biocontrol

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Knowing when and where natural enemies, such as the green lacewing, are active is critical in order to conserve them.

Wind machines

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Wind machines have been a skyline feature in orchards and vineyards in the Pacific Northwest and California for a long

Last Bite: Test your horticulture and viticulture savvy

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1. What is the leading grape variety by acreage grown in Washington State?
a. Riesling
b. Syrah
c. Chardonnay
d. Cabernet Sauvignon

2. What apple variety is headed to

Good to Know: Promalin as a frost rescue for apples

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Spraying Promalin at full bloom increased fruit set and yield. Fruit size and shape were normal at harvest, but most

Good Stuff

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The iconic blue FFA jacket, worn by more than four million young agricultural leaders since it was introduced in 1933,

Mist cooling for freeze protection

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This experimental plot at Michigan State University’s Clarksville Horticulture Experiment Station was established last year to study the Solid-Set Canopy

Frost protection strategies

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Tree and vine crops can be won or lost because of one or two critical degrees of cold temperature, so,

Twelve principles of frost protection

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All frost protection methods consist of using one or more of the following principles, according to USDA Agricultural Research Service

Good Point: New kid on the block

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Steve Warner

In the worldwide winemaking community, Washington State’s wine industry is the 187-year-old new kid on the block.

Although our state’s

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