April 15th 2017 Issue

Cost falls to renew pear scald chemical

By |April 26th, 2017|

Pear industry leads the way to renew growers’ access to the scald-controlling chemical.

Cider makers embrace regional variation

By |April 26th, 2017|

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Google the phrase “The Napa Valley of Hard Cider.”

Turns out, a lot of places, including southwest Michigan, New York’s

Native flora can attract beneficial insects to the vineyards and orchards

By |April 25th, 2017|

Between rows, think local

Studies show no downside to trying cover crops in vineyards

By |April 25th, 2017|

Beneath the vines

What’s going on down there? Facts about organic matter

By |April 25th, 2017|

Researchers share knowledge about the underground dynamics of fresh organic matter.

Searching for the naked truth of soil science

By |April 21st, 2017|

New grant seeks to understand how some rootstocks recruit beneficial soil microbes to boost breeding efforts.

Gillison’s Variety Fabrication donates mechanical planter to Michigan State University

By |April 21st, 2017|

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A donated piece of equipment will help Michigan State University fruit research stations plant more trees faster.

Gillison’s Variety Fabrication donated

Brown named president of National Grape & Wine Initiative

By |April 21st, 2017|

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Donnell Brown has been named president of the National Grape & Wine Initiative, succeeding Camron King. Brown began her duties

WSU’s continuing search for endowed chair of soil science

By |April 21st, 2017|

“The Soil of Contemplation”

Kelsey Twitchell, a young grower from Dryden, Washington

By |April 20th, 2017|

Kelsey’s family farm is nestled in the hills of Washington’s upper Wenatchee Valley, where they grow fresh market pears.

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