November 2012 Issue

Other teaching programs

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Washington State has several educational options for students interested in ­viticulture and enology. A four-year degree is offered at Washington

Robotic pruning

By |November 1st, 2012|

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If researchers achieve the goals they have set for themselves, apple and grape growers should see the day when their

Classes for Hispanics

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Wenatchee Valley College will offer two employee educational programs for the 2012-2013 academic year—level one of its Hispanic Orchard Employee

Growers try it out

By |November 1st, 2012|

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About 50 people—growers and their employees—attended a late-September demonstration in the Jonagold orchard owned by David Rennhack in Hart, Michigan.

Automated crop estimating

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Robotics experts at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania are confident they can develop a machine able to count apples in

Fixed spray system evaluated in New York

By |November 1st, 2012|

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For Cornell University entomologist Dr. Art Agnello, the grant funding for research to develop and evaluate the Solid Set Canopy

Cold is hot topic at Expo

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Great Lakes region fruit growers won’t soon forget 2012, the year that Mother Nature, for the first time in the

Austrian researcher tests seaweed claims

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Manufacturers of biostimulants derived from ­seaweed, or algae, say the products can provide multiple benefits when applied to crops.

Purported benefits

Sterile insects get a boost

By |November 1st, 2012|

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In 1959, the very nasty flesh-invading screwworm fly was eradicated from Florida using a new kind of technology called SIT—Sterile

Students follow grapes from berry to bottle

By |November 1st, 2012|

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During the second week of class, having had just two lectures to learn about safety and sanitation, Trent Ball’s students

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