The 73rd annual Cherry Institute begins January 15 at the Yakima Convention Center with an update on the Cherry Breeding Program at Washington State University by Dena Ybarra of Perleberg Orchards.
Other presentations that day include:
Michigan State University Extension offers helpful advice on winterizing a sprayer.
Here are the tips:
Rinse the sprayer of all pesticide residue, and properly collect and dispose of the collected residue.
Clean and decontaminate the tank.
Inspect the sprayer.
The New York Times gives a detailed account of competition among new varieties to dominate the $3 billion apple industry.
Readers of Good Fruit Grower are familiar with emerging varieties, such as Cosmic Crisp, that seek
M. Charles Gould of Michigan State University Extension, has written an article on how to choose compost that increase the capacity of soil to hold water.
He reports that a 1994 study showed that a three-inch
Washington State grape growers Roger Gamache of Mesa and Mike Andrews of Horse Heaven Hills appellation share below what they’ve learned from growing several lesser-known varieties.
Gamache planted his first Malbec in 2003 and has clones
Four postharvest physiologists fared well in early August, gaining recognition for their work during the American Society for Horticultural Science annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Elizabeth Mitcham was named Outstanding International Horticulturist. She is director
Intrexon Corporation, of Germantown, Maryland, a company that describes itself as involved in synthetic biology, has agreed to buy Oxitec, of Oxford, England, a pioneer in biological insect control.
Both of these companies have appeared in
The 2015 IFTA summer tour provided an intense learning environment for growers and researchers who took part in the the three day event in eastern Washington on July 15-17. Nearly 200 people loaded up on