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Viticulture and Horticulture

Featured stories covering viticulture and horticulture in this issue.

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  • Mari Vineyards, Michigan

Grand Michigan winery brings Italian red grape varieties, wines north

February 15th, 2017|1 Comment

Italy in Michigan

  • Mari Vineyards, Michigan

High tunnels extend vineyard growing season

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Mari Vineyards gets up to 25 more growing degree-days for grapes grown under tunnel structures

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Understanding the click pruning technique – Video

February 15th, 2017|2 Comments

Pruning technique puts physiology to work, gets sap flowing to reduce blind wood and manage vigor.

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Can science strengthen graft unions?

February 15th, 2017|0 Comments

An experiment to stimulate stronger grafts on brittle Geneva 41 rootstocks reveals promise but no clear path.

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Club model seems to be working for SweeTango growers, consumers

February 15th, 2017|1 Comment

Sweet SweeTango

  • Lamont Fruit Farm

Is your orchard robot ready? – Video

February 15th, 2017|2 Comments

Industry leaders break out crystal ball to help growers prepare for ‘game changers.’

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New research aims to learn more about hard cider apples

February 12th, 2017|1 Comment

Michigan State project peels away the unknowns of hard cider apples.

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Rosé Cider Anyone?

February 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Red-juiced apples give cidermakers a new color for their palettes, and may fill other needs as well.

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Clusters along the Columbia

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Next to towering basalt cliffs, Washington winemaker finds great climate for growing grapes.

  • Winegrape smoke study at WSU

Hansen: A focus on wine research

February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

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As the first year of the Washington wine industry’s amplified research program is now behind us, it’s important to look back at what we accomplished

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Battle of the cherry architectures

February 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Research comparing four high-density systems shows upright fruiting offshoots (UFO) technique holds advantages.

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Times for new vines

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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The largest player in Washington’s wine industry, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, estimates it will need to replace 5 percent of its grapevines each year to

  • Whole tree renewal

Michigan researcher finds drastic pruning shows promise for cherries

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

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Whole tree renewal is an admittedly wild notion, but it appears to be working, according to Michigan State University cherry expert Gregory Lang.

Rather than renewing

  • Chris Oakes, Young Grower

Chris Oakes, Young Grower from Lyndonville, New York

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

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family background/ Chris is a fourth-generation farmer who works with many of his relatives along Lake Ontario. He’s learned from his grandfather James and father,

  • Winter Pruning in The Dalles

Researchers advocate whole tree renewal pruning

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Replace traditional limb-by-limb method by starting over, one tree at a time