High tunnels extend vineyard growing season

By |February 15th, 2017|

Mari Vineyards gets up to 25 more growing degree-days for grapes grown under tunnel structures

New webcast talks about fire blight resistance to antibiotics

By |January 25th, 2017|

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The Plant Management Network has released a new web presentation called “Fire Blight and Streptomycin Resistance.”

The webcast covers the biological

Cuban farms: Making virtue from necessity

By |January 11th, 2017|

Shortages of fuel, chemicals and machinery make Cuban farms organic but not efficient.

Cuba’s next chapter? Not so fast

By |January 11th, 2017|

Politics and Cuba’s own challenges make the island a distant prospect for tree fruit growers.

Wine industry leaders, growers team up to discuss policy agenda

By |January 5th, 2017|

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Grape growers, winemakers and retailers want to speak in a more unified voice when sharing their concerns with government officials.

That’s

B.C. pest management strategies build on deep roots

By |December 29th, 2016|

Traps throughout Fred Steele’s orchard in Kelowna are the first line of defense against a horde of new pests that growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley face.

WSTFA annual meeting — Wednesday wrapup

By |December 7th, 2016|

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Farm transfer planning and lending were the topics in one Wednesday morning session about “Future Farmers” at the Washington State

Spraying with precision — Video

By |November 18th, 2016|

Cornell researcher offers tips for making your grandfather’s sprayer more effective, but says precision sprayers are the future.

Thinning without carbaryl

By |October 21st, 2016|

Darwin thinning followed by MaxCel application shows promise for Galas and Honeycrisps.

Beating bitter pit in Honeycrisp

By |October 19th, 2016|

The key lies in combining foliar calcium sprays with reduced potassium fertilization.

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