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Horticulture, Viticulture

Featured stories about horticulture and viticulture appear in this issue.

What’s in store for the cherry grower?

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A good future lies ahead for Washington’s fresh cherry industry, despite some marketing difficulties during the 2006 season, horticulturist Lee Gale believes. “There’s going

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Major increase in cherry acreage

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Sweet cherry acreage in Washington State has increased almost threefold in the past 20 years, a new tree fruit inventory

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Steps to establishing a money-making orchard

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Establishing or replanting an orchard is a money-making opportunity. The most cost-effective system to establish does not necessarily generate the

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First Bite

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After 60 years of collaboration with Washington State University Extension and research professors on this publication, Good Fruit Grower is

Last Bite

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Gilbert Orchards of Yakima, Washington is the present-day descendent of the firm of Richey and Gilbert, founded in the 1890s by Horace Mark (H.M.) Gilbert

In My View

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A new Congress—the 110th under our nation’s constitution—is in session. Due to the electoral upheavals of last November, majority control in both the House and

Increasing clean material

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The availability of clean grape planting material in Washington State is a result of coordination and collaboration between the grape industry, government, certified nurseries, and

Nurseries try to stay ahead of trends

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Washington grape nursery representatives report brisk business, though the frantic planting of vineyards has slowed. Interest in wine grape clones is high, but material of

Grape nursery timeline

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With supplies of certain grape varietals and clones limited in Washington State, growers must plan ahead when making planting decisions and ordering vines. Depending on

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Keeping vineyards clean

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Teodulo Jimenez supervises the skilled crews at Inland Desert Nursery. The strength of Washington State’s wine industry is due in

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Dwarfing rootstocks For stone fruit

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Though significant tree size differences in the three rootstock photos are difficult to see due to the pruning, the canopies of Controller 5

Four steps to cherry pruning

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Pruning and training of trees on productive rootstocks, such as Gisela 6 or 12, require techniques that are completely counter to pruning trees on Mazzard

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Establishing a high-performance orchard

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Dave Allan of Yakima is using a similar system to Auvil Fruit Company’s, except that he uses a vertical trellis At

Get your orchard up to speed quickly

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The long-term way for apple growers to improve their profitability is to become better horticulturists, says Yakima, Washington, fruit grower and packer Bruce Allen.

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Driving tree performance

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At Auvil Fruit Company, trees are planted as bench grafts with the union 6 to 8 inches above the ground to avoid scion

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The optimal orchard

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The tall spindle system, with tree densities around 1,000 to 1,500 trees per acre, is highly competitive and productive and has potential for

Cherries—not just another berry

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As part of a new national cherry campaign funded by a national tart cherry initiative approved by growers last winter, the Cherry Marketing Institute hired

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Tree training Mexican style

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Orchard manager Jorge Suarez (left) explains the Ebro training system to Carlos Chavez. International Fruit Tree Association members saw a variety