Featured stories covering irrigation appear in this issue.
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 [...]
This grape shoot shows a vine actively growing as the tendrils are further out than the shoot tips and appear to be climbing.
Numerous tools [...]
Dr. James Susaimuthu, program manager of the Fruit Tree Clean Plant Center at Prosser, Washington, attended college in India before coming to the United [...]
Markus Keller says that regulated deficit irrigation can be beneficial for most red wine grape varieties, but timing of stress is important. During a [...]
Developing seeds inside apples send strong signals to apple shoots telling them not to set flower buds for the next year. Thinning reduces this [...]
One way to get consistent crops of large, high quality apples is to hand thin to size. So if you need to thin by [...]
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 [...]
In the cherry orchards of northwest Michigan around Traverse City, growers use a mixture of methods to control their archenemies: cherry fruit fly, plum [...]
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 [...]
A growth regulator called Tiberon (cyclanalide) is available to stimulate branching of fruit trees, but it is only registered for use in nurseries and [...]
Sap flow gauges were used to measure the flow of water through the trunk of a tree.
Researchers working in the experimental apple orchards at [...]
Penn State entomologist Dr. Larry Hull has spent much of his 35-plus-year career perfecting and advocating a technique called alternate row middle (ARM) spraying [...]
Powdery mildew appears as superficial, white powdery growth on leaves and shoots that results in the stunting and distortion of young growth. Right: ruit [...]
With high-density trellised systems for apples, the goal is to maximize yield, and a good fruit-bearing surface is needed to do that, says Andy [...]
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 [...]
Robots scan the barcodes of packed boxes of apples and stack 49 on each pallet, ready for shipping. Photos by Geraldine Warner [...]