January 15th, 2009|0 Comments
In line with the renewed Washington Apple Commission mandate to focus efforts on international marketing, the commission this season is
Jim Swindeman would like to use knipboom trees for all of their plantings. It’s a no-brainer to plant knip-boom, highly feathered
The Wall Street and subprime mortgage meltdown in October has touched nearly every American, resulting in tightening of credit, massive
January 15th, 2009|1 Comment
A few inches above the graft union on these Gala knipboom trees, you can see the heading cut made at 24 to 27
Researchers categorized wine bottle designs into five basic types (from left): contrasting, delicate, massive, natural, and nondescript. by Chelan David Over
If there’s a piece of equipment or software you’ve been thinking of buying or if you’ve been considering expanding your
This second-leaf Gala tree produced the equivalent of 300 bushels per acre. Does it pay to plant a more expensive, but
How much credit do you really need? It’s a question lenders are asking growers after a year of strong growth in agricultural lending and
How do we utilize science-based knowledge to implement horticultural practices, make proper management decisions, and develop the optimal orchard? This question never grows old, nor
One of Todd Fryhover’s first tasks as president of the Washington Apple Commission is to figure out how to export a larger percentage of the
When establishing a high-density apple block, it’s best to plant the trees higher in the ground than you actually want them, horticulturists say.
The trees will
Though society’s concerns about sustainability are taking a back seat to the economic recession, sustainability will remain an important issue, says agricultural economist Dr. Des
The roiling financial climate and statewide budget pressures could spell a busy season for the lobbyists and legislators guarding the Washington State wine industry’s interests.
Growers around the world are working to increase apple orchard system efficiencies to improve profitability. While there are several ways
This prototype of a self-propelled apple picking system (pictured from the front) has four tubes at the rear that transport apples from the
Horticulturists recommend planting trees with the bud union well above the soil level to avoid scion rooting, but the higher the bud union, the
In experiments in West Virginia, a kaolin particle film was tested as an alternative to a plastic mulch for promoting red color, with
Dennis Tarry and Robert Woolley of Dave Wilson Nursery report there is little interest from growers in replanting or new plantings of peaches,
The greatest challenge to organic farming is the high cost of inputs, a survey of Washington organic farmers shows. Also of concern are high labor
Thierry Ligonniere shows Neal Manly of Washington State, the high numbers of feathers on this knip tree. Unlike their counterparts in
Knipboom trees require a different mindset from orchardists who are used to planting standard, one-year nursery trees, says a Washington State horticulturist. But planting the
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Grower Rob Wyles thinks he has a winner.
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Saved fungicide sprays for powdery mildew keep $2 million-plus in grape growers’ pockets.
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