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Irrigation

Featured stories covering irrigation appear in this issue.

Growth regulator for nurseries

  • April 1st, 2011

A growth regulator called Tiberon (cyclanalide) is available to stimulate branching of fruit trees, but it is only registered for use in nurseries and [...]

  • How to manage scab and mildew

How to manage scab and mildew

  • April 1st, 2011

Powdery mildew appears as superficial, white powdery growth on leaves and shoots that results in the stunting and distortion of young growth. Right: ruit [...]

  • Using soil moisture sensors

Using soil moisture sensors

  • April 1st, 2011

Troy Peters, left, explains the functions of a neutron probe to Washington State University students Prossie Nakawuka, middle, and Romulus Okwany.

Good irrigation water management [...]

When grapes need a drink

  • April 1st, 2011

Although wine grapes don’t need much water during the season, they need to drink frequently and at key times, says Dr. Markus Keller, viticulturist [...]

  • Biennial bearing

Biennial bearing

  • April 1st, 2011

Developing seeds inside apples send strong signals to apple shoots telling them not to set flower buds for the next year. Thinning reduces this [...]

  • Last Bite

Last Bite

  • April 1st, 2011

In 1966, Michigan placed this historical marker at the South Haven Experiment Station com­mem­orating Stanley Johnston’s work and the peaches he released. Johnston is [...]

ARM studied in cherries

  • April 1st, 2011

In the cherry orchards of northwest Michigan around Traverse City, growers use a mixture of methods to control their archenemies: cherry fruit fly, plum [...]

  • Clean plant center has new manager

Clean plant center has new manager

  • April 1st, 2011

James Susaimuthu inspects plant material in the Fruit Tree Clean Plant Center’s greenhouse.

One of the goals of Dr. James Susaimuthu, new program manager of [...]