November 2012 Issue

Good to Know—What growers want in new varieties

By |November 1st, 2012|

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Adopting a new scion cultivar is a crucial decision for tree fruit growers, who must consider both horticultural and market

B.C.’s Sterile Insect Release program evolves

By |November 1st, 2012|

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In sterile insect release, male insects made sterile by exposure to gamma radiation are released in huge numbers to compete

No more airblast spraying?

By |November 1st, 2012|

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MSU horticulturist Ron Perry, left, worked with engineers to design and install the system. Here he works with two technicians.
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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

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