Keep varieties updated

By |April 15th, 2015|

Orchards need to be renovated to produce the kind of fruit that’s in demand.

Rootstocks under trial

By |April 15th, 2015|

Geneva rootstocks might be less vigorous in Washington.

Automated pruning with robotics

By |April 13th, 2015|

Robots can follow pruning rules as well as humans, but a key was writing the rules.

Good to Know: Maintain good soil structure

By |April 4th, 2015|

Weed mulch plus gypsum keep surface soil soft, permeable, and well-aerated

Soil moisture can be depleted by spring

By |April 3rd, 2015|

“In years when we have dry winters, you may need both a fall and early spring irrigation.” — Hemant Gohil

Soil moisture critical at bud break

By |April 3rd, 2015|

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Even a two-week delay in filling up the soil profile in early spring when vines begin to break bud can

Percolation barriers could enhance water retention

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Subsurface Water Retention Technology could revolutionize irrigated agriculture.

Timing is everything when fine tuning grape irrigation

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Research suggests Washington red wine grapes could benefit from new irrigation regimes.

WSU to rerelease WA 2

By |April 2nd, 2015|

WA 2, which stays crisp and improves in flavor, has good potential for late-season sales.

Irrigation management key to growing Honeycrisp

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Honeycrisp trees don’t like excessive water, says veteran Washington tree fruit grower.

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