Technology and equipment

How to use pear growth regulators

By |February 11th, 2016|

Growth regulators can prevent drop and enhance storability of pears if used correctly.

Basic rules of Stemilt’s tall spindle

By |February 8th, 2016|

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—Trees are planted at densities of 1,000 to 1,500 trees per acre (typically 3 or 4 feet between trees and

Grape canopy control

By |February 8th, 2016|

Juice grape growers can manage size of vines with pruning, irrigation and maybe some thinning.

Strategies for saving water

By |January 22nd, 2016|

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Growers of early-season peach varieties in California’s Central Valley may be able to conserve water without significantly affecting yields by

Okanagan seeks USDA approval for non browning GMO “Arctic Fuji”

By |January 20th, 2016|

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Canadian grower Okanagan Specialty Fruit is seeking USDA approval for a third non-browning apple, which it calls the Arctic Fuji. This

Enhancing fruit quality

By |January 14th, 2016|

Many growth regulators are available for apples.

Innovation and inspiration: 2015 Silver Apple Award

By |January 13th, 2016|

Del Feigal’s talents in the orchard are a valuable resource for other growers.

73rd Annual Cherry Institute opens on Jan. 15 in Yakima

By |November 25th, 2015|

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The 73rd annual Cherry Institute begins January 15 at the Yakima Convention Center with an update on the Cherry Breeding

Phenotyping in the field goes high-tech

By |November 25th, 2015|

WSU researcher is using thermal infrared cameras and other sensor technologies to study fruit traits.

Root pruning is making a comeback

By |November 24th, 2015|

Old practice finds new application by solving modern problems in apples.

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