Featured stories covering irrigation appear in this issue.
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 [...]
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 [...]