Our latest stories about crop management:
Where pathogens persist in the packing house
Clemson University food safety study focuses on dry packing-line surfaces.
2023 Cherry Institute hits Yakima
The 80th annual Cherry Institute in Yakima kicked off with a look back at the 2022 crop from B.J. Thurlby, president of the Northwest Cherry Growers, which hosts the event.
Picking something different for U-pick plantings
More U-pick growers are choosing trellises over freestanding trees.
Finding flavor in Southwest Michigan wine
Grower seeks to unlock region’s viticultural potential.
Carbon calculations for Washington orchards
As interest grows on the climate implications of agriculture, it raises questions the industry needs more research to answer.
2023 Northwest Pear Research Review to be held Feb. 16
The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, on behalf of the Fresh Pear Committee and Processed
A BerrySmart idea
Blueberry industry launches version of Smart Orchard Project.
Great Lakes EXPO, Day 2: Join the stone fruit revolution
Michigan State University horticulture professor Greg Lang is calling for a stone fruit revolution.
NW Hort Show highlights: Day 2
Day 2 of the NW Hort Show went deep into soil health, rootstock selection, ag investments and regulation.
Research welcome: 2022 Good Fruit Growers of the Year
McDougall and Sons’ research investments and partnerships net benefits for all growers.
Bierer: Carbon accounting
New USDA soil project will assess carbon balance of an apple orchard over time.
A degree direction
With a new department and chair, WSU will soon offer a V&E degree strengthened by industry connections.
Uncovering ground truths
Michigan conference shows how healthy soils make better vineyards.
Grape Society holds annual meeting to share research findings and crop updates, recognize industry members
Gary Schrimsher was honored with the Lloyd H. Porter Grower of the Year award by
IFTA Italy continues with Ferrara orchard tours and Venice
The International Fruit Tree Association’s tour of Italy — IFTAly, if you will — continued Nov. 14 in the Ferrara region with tours of high-density fruit blocks and a breeding company visit, followed by some sightseeing in Venice on Nov. 15.
Virtual soil health conference to be held in February
Want to learn more about soil health and the Washington Soil Health Initiative? Growers and
Still rooting for data
Eastern Washington vineyard rootstock trial enters Year 2.
Sour rot research
Cornell combating outbreaks in New York vineyards.
Family farm driven to diversify
The Karstetter family expanded into row crops to help the third-generation growers build capital and keep the orchards in the family.
A shift in the process for processing orchards
High-density processing blocks just might be worth the cost.
Pear IPM intensive workshop Dec. 14 in Wenatchee
Washington State University Extension and the pear IPM team announced an intensive workshop to be
Reaching the next level on Red Mountain
Red Mountain AVA’s founding family business continues into the third generation.
West-central Michigan research station displays tree fruit projects underway
The West Michigan Research Station has been operating for more than a year, and its research projects are starting to bear fruit.
Custom vineyard management row by row
New approach helps one Washington vineyard company start to micromanage its grapes for small winery clients.
The shade sweet spot
Growers and researcher look to find the balance between sunburn protection and color development by pulling back shade nets before harvest.
Popular cherry system falling from favor
Growers in Columbia Gorge transition away from KGB for some varieties.
Honeycrisp is the new Honeycrisp
For growers, doubling down on a difficult variety isn’t easy.
New ways to spray
Field day by Washington State Grape Society and WSU focuses on pest control technologies.
Hands-on precision with computer vision
Lake Ontario tour showcases crop load management tools.
Change trellis system to protect grapes from heat, California study concludes
A six-year University of California, Davis, study indicates that changing vineyard training and trellis systems