November 2011 Issue

What is driving change in the tree fruit industry?

By |November 1st, 2011|

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The Washington State Horticultural Association’s annual meeting will inform growers about a wide range of issues and innovations that are

SweeTango lawsuit settled

By |November 1st, 2011|

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An out-of-court settlement of the lawsuit challenging the exclusive marketing arrangement for the SweeTango apple has been reached.

The lawsuit ended

Pay attention to vines at bloom

By |November 1st, 2011|

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Cabernet Sauvignon with (left) and without nitrogen deficiency during bloom.
Markus Keller

To a casual observer, a cluster thick with berries might

Define bloom consistently

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Left: With a bloom time of only one or two days, this Chardonnay cluster in New York shows

Bloom heading can improve yields

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A water deficit of as little as 0.1 or 0.2 of an inch can cause shriveled tendrils and poor fruit

Good Point

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It is time for the federal government to act. It’s not as if Congress doesn’t know there is a need,

Trouble on the Double Z

By |November 1st, 2011|

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Roxanne Bell photographs a Double Z ranch foreman who is peering through the steel fence—just feet from where it trails

Electronic trap saves labor

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Johnny Park, engineer of the Z-Trap, was in Washington State recently to demonstrate a new codling moth trap that counts

The Tangler

By |November 1st, 2011|

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Brett Bunker shows off the launcher he uses to dispense pheromone-containing capsules in apple trees. The clip in the magazine

Fresh cherry harvester

By |November 1st, 2011|

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Picker Technologies, a Washington-based developer of automated equipment, is working on a mechanical harvesting solution for fresh ­cherries.

Sweet cherries have

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