January 15th 2011 Issue

Grape grower pioneers hoops

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Covering part of an existing vineyard makes for easy comparison of grapes grown inside and grapes grown outside. It’s very

IFP universally followed in Italy

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Published January 15, 2011
The integrated fruit production certification program, a set of guidelines for horticultural practices, is the industry standard

Why Italian orchards are so productive

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Dr. Martin Thalheimer says the South Tyrol’s high productivity in apples is due to a combination of factors—uniform, high-density plantings,

Italian extension service is well funded

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The South Tyrol Advisory Service performs many of the same services that Cooperative Extension does in the

Double-axis system shows benefits

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North Americans in the foreground Sigifredo Corral, left, and Martin Leighton compare notes on the impressive wall of Pink Lady

Cherry rootstocks of the future

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Smaller, more precocious cherry trees reduce labor costs and recoup investment sooner, says educator Lynn Long.

Published January 15, 2011
While many

Preplanting tips

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Published January 15, 2011
When ordering nursery trees, fruit growers often ask for large, tall, heavily-branched trees, and nurseries do their

Wine is good for you

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Published January 15, 2011
Add health benefits to the list of what’s good about Washington State’s grape industry. Moderate consumption of

Tart cherry of French heritage

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Montmorency tart cherries are bright red with yellowish flesh and clear juice. They ripen just after the early sweet cherry

Plethora of platforms

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Above, left: Called the Trifrut, this three-wheeled, hydraulic transmission tractor has a low profile for orchard canopies and a low

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