By admin|2013-11-24T19:35:44+00:00May 1st, 2012|
Premature fruit drop can cause 20 percent or more yield loss in pears without intervention. Natural drop signals fruit maturity
By Geraldine Warner|2013-11-24T19:36:12+00:00May 1st, 2012|
Nicole Brunner checks the Gras2p training manual, which can be purchased by any Washington grower.
Photo by Geraldine Warner
More Washington growers
By Melissa Hansen|2013-11-24T19:35:55+00:00May 1st, 2012|
When replanting an existing vineyard, a grower has three scenarios to choose from—replace plants and preserve existing trellis and irrigation
By Geraldine Warner|2013-11-24T19:36:24+00:00May 1st, 2012|
Organic tree fruit acreage in Washington State is on the decline overall, although plantings of organic Honeycrisp have increased significantly
By Melissa Hansen|2013-11-24T19:36:03+00:00May 1st, 2012|
A team of Washington State’s juice grape industry members and university scientists has begun a three-year project to develop a
By Richard Lehnert|2013-11-24T19:36:32+00:00May 1st, 2012|
Until now, Owens has worked with orchards established conventionally and converted to organic.
This year, Anthony Owens will start his second
By Melissa Hansen|2013-11-24T19:36:15+00:00May 1st, 2012|
An example of layering, in which a cane is brought from the old Cabernet Sauvignon cordon on the right to
By Melissa Hansen|2013-11-24T19:36:19+00:00May 1st, 2012|
More than 160 photovoltaic panels rest on the rooftop of Powers Winery, generating about 20 percent of the winery’s electricity
By Melissa Hansen|2013-11-24T19:36:28+00:00May 1st, 2012|
Bill Powers used common materials—screen mesh, bottoms of plastic jugs—to construct his pest fan.
The key to making organic practices
By Richard Lehnert|2013-11-24T19:36:36+00:00May 1st, 2012|
Apple growers first became interested in grafting scions onto rootstocks when they realized that dwarfing rootstocks could tame vigor, bring