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Crop Management & Growth Regulators

Featured stories about crop management and growth regulators appear in this issue.

Fruit size matters

  • March 15th, 2006

Lots of small fruit or fewer big fruit—which makes more money for a grower? For answers, growers should analyze their cherry packout reports, suggests [...]

  • Hornfaced bees

Hornfaced bees

  • March 15th, 2006

Hornfaced bees are solitary, which means that instead of having queens and workers, each female mates, makes her own nest cells of mud, collects [...]

  • Fibers, flakes and globs

Fibers, flakes and globs

  • March 15th, 2006

Mating disruption of codling moth, using hand-applied pheromone dispensers, is working well, but other ways of dispensing pheromone are being tested, including fibers, flakes, [...]

Predicting wine grape crops

  • March 15th, 2006

Crop estimation, an important practice for vineyardists and wineries, can be accurately done using a modified lag phase procedure developed for Washington State conditions, [...]

  • Taking the “art” out of pruning

Taking the “art” out of pruning

  • March 15th, 2006

Orchard systems must evolve into highly efficient systems if growers are to stay competitive and profitable, says a Washington State University scientist.

Cherry growing in [...]