January 15th 2009 Issue

Good Point – Jim McFerson

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How do we utilize science-based knowledge to implement horticultural practices, make proper management decisions, and develop the optimal orchard? This

Expanding exports

By |January 15th, 2009|

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One of Todd Fryhover’s first tasks as president of the Washington Apple Commission is to figure out how to export

Avoid scion rooting

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When establishing a high-density apple block, it’s best to plant the trees higher in the ground than you actually want

A new chapter

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Sustainability still a major issue

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Though society’s concerns about sustainability are taking a back seat to the economic recession, sustainability will remain an important issue,

WSU budget cuts

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The roiling financial climate and statewide budget pressures could spell a busy season for the lobbyists and legislators guarding the

Increasing yields

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Growers around the world are working to increase apple orchard system efficiencies to improve profitability.

Super-efficient picking system

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This prototype of a self-propelled apple picking system (pictured from the front) has four tubes at the rear

High union, more dwarfing

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Horticulturists recommend planting trees with the bud union well above the soil level to avoid scion rooting, but the

Sprayable film

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In experiments in West Virginia, a kaolin particle film was tested as an alternative to a plastic mulch

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