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Horticulture, Viticulture

Featured stories about horticulture and viticulture appear in this issue.

Four steps to cherry pruning

  • January 15th, 2007

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

What’s in store for the cherry grower?

  • January 15th, 2007

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 [...]

Get your orchard up to speed quickly

  • January 15th, 2007

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. [...]

  • Driving tree performance

Driving tree performance

  • January 15th, 2007

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

Last Bite

  • January 15th, 2007

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.) [...]

  • The optimal orchard

The optimal orchard

  • January 15th, 2007

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

In My View

  • January 15th, 2007

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 [...]

Cherries—not just another berry

  • January 15th, 2007

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

Increasing clean material

  • January 15th, 2007

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

  • Tree training Mexican style

Tree training Mexican style

  • January 15th, 2007

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

Nurseries try to stay ahead of trends

  • January 15th, 2007

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

Grape nursery timeline

  • January 15th, 2007

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

  • First Bite

First Bite

  • January 15th, 2007

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

  • Keeping vineyards clean

Keeping vineyards clean

  • January 15th, 2007

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