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IFTA explores Nelson, New Zealand

By |February 22nd, 2018|

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Attendees at the International Fruit Tree Association study tour had a visitor of their own in Nelson, New Zealand: Cyclone

Taking the fight to fire blight

By |February 19th, 2018|

Risk is higher in Washington this season for deadly orchard disease. Here’s what you need to do.

Researchers are rethinking replant

By |February 18th, 2018|

Field trials underway to see if biological alternatives to fumigation can be a practical option for apple growers

Be on the lookout for little cherry

By |February 18th, 2018|

Scouting for symptoms in orchards is key to preventing, controlling little cherry disease.

WSU hires McCord and Northfield for two tree fruit positions

By |February 15th, 2018|

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Washington State University has hired two new researchers — a cherry breeder and an entomologist — to support the tree

Follow our editors while they report on the IFTA New Zealand visit

By |February 15th, 2018|

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Editor Shannon Dininny and Photojournalist TJ Mullinax are in New Zealand, covering the study tour organized by the International Fruit

20 years in the making

By |February 12th, 2018|

Milbrandt brothers look back on two decades in Washington’s wine grape industry as they open the state’s largest custom wine bottling operation.

No-dig trellis is on solid ground

By |February 12th, 2018|

Agricultural engineer uses steel posts and concrete footings for above-ground trellis system.

Should you grow vertical or V?

By |February 12th, 2018|

That’s the question when preparing for robotic pickers in your orchard.

The good and bad of different rootstocks

By |February 12th, 2018|

Nursery owner warns growers it’s not as simple as asking which rootstock is the best.

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