April 15th, 2009|0 Comments
Reasons to fertilize your crop may range from indications that the plant is deficient, you want yield or quality that
What is the best way for Washington State grape growers to analyze nitrogen levels in their vineyard? Washington State University soil scientist Dr. Joan
Poland’s number-one apple variety, Idared, is a legacy from an educational exchange between Poland and the United States that began during the Communist era.
When dealing with nematodes, Washington State vineyardists need two things they currently lack: more effective control strategies and meaningful economic thresholds to guide them in
“Fun size” Gala apples packed in Poland for major UK supermarket. Poland has traditionally been a supplier of cheap apples
The following is a brief description of nematode species found in Washington vineyards. In general, nematodes weaken the root system, can cause secondary infections due
Purple tissue wrap enhanced Holtzinger apples and inspired a new line of labels. Charles M. Holtzinger (more familiarly known as C.M.
In my lifetime, change has been inevitable: from five-acre orchards to 500-acre orchards or larger; from small, family-owned stores to mega supermarkets; and from local
In Poland’s main apple-growing region, south of Warsaw, frosts and freezes are a fact of life, according to Dr. Augustyn Mika, professor at the Research
Nitrogen management is important in all wine grapes, but even more so in white varieties because of its association with fruit flavor compounds. But how
Historically, Poland was not in an enviable position, located between Germany to the West and Russia to the East. During
Nitrogen is a plentiful element in the biosphere, accounting for 78 percent of the air around us. It is essential for life, being a building
Italian apple growers have managed to stay in business by improving production efficiency. But Kurt Werth, who was for many years a leader with the
There are several ways in which orchardists can develop a more sustainable approach to nitrogen fertility. Fortunately, tree fruit production requires relatively modest inputs of
Kanzi matures about the same time as Golden Delicious. The fruit is larger than Gala and stores well. Golden Delicious is
Fertilizer costs have come down from last year’s heart-stopping prices, but don’t expect prices to stay down. Price volatility should
Many factors need to be taken into account when choosing rootstocks for a new cherry orchard. Soil fertility, variety, and
In an effort to cut costs, improve efficiency, and better serve production agriculture, Washington State University is merging Extension into the College of Agricultural, Human
Apple production is declining in several European countries. Italy, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom all are producing fewer apples than they were a decade
Facial tissues, a small mesh screen, and a small dish are all that’s needed to perform a quick nematode soil analysis.
Adult beetles have dark reddish brown or black heads, and the body is covered with short gray hairs. A mysterious
This photo of a five-year planting of the Canada mix cover crop shows how it goes dormant in the summer. It
Trellising and training in vineyards represent money and effort invested to maximize canopy photosynthesis and to optimize solar radiation exposure
Puncturevine, a noxious weed to farmers and a nuisance to urban dwellers, continues to spread throughout north central Washington. With efforts to control the weed
February 10th, 2016|0 Comments
When it’s harvest time, as many of you well know, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get all the
February 5th, 2016|0 Comments
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