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New Equipment & Technology

Featured stories about new equipment and technology appear in this issue.

So many rootstock choices

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

Prior to the mid-1990s, nearly all sweet cherries in the Pacific Northwest were grown on Mazzard rootstock. However, in recent years, several new rootstocks have

So many rootstock choices

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

Prior to the mid-1990s, nearly all sweet cherries in the Pacific Northwest were grown on Mazzard rootstock. However, in recent years, several new rootstocks have

Precision pest control

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

Former Washington State University scientist Dr. Michio Kise shows the multipurpose autonomous sprayer, under development by Dr. Fran Pierce, to Washington growers at a winter

Precision pest control

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

Former Washington State University scientist Dr. Michio Kise shows the multipurpose autonomous sprayer, under development by Dr. Fran Pierce, to Washington growers at a winter

Czech variety list

April 1st, 2009|1 Comment

Plzeň, Czech Republic. During the Soviet era, historic buildings were neglected and functional apartments were built. The Czech Republic has a relatively modest apple industry,

Czech variety list

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

Plzeň, Czech Republic. During the Soviet era, historic buildings were neglected and functional apartments were built. The Czech Republic has a relatively modest apple industry,

Good Point – Andrew Landers

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Left: An adjustable air outlet keeps the spray cloud in the trees. Right: Ultra sonic sensors determine absence, presence, or height The use of pesticides

Water status influence on aromas

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

A vine's water potential can also have an effect on berry composition and aroma compounds, says Dr. Andrew Reynolds of Brock University in Ontario, Canada.

Water status influence on aromas

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

A vine's water potential can also have an effect on berry composition and aroma compounds, says Dr. Andrew Reynolds of Brock University in Ontario, Canada.

Family wineries

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

The growth of Washington's viticulture scene in the past decade has been extraordinary. There are now nearly 600 wineries in operation, making it the second

Family wineries

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

The growth of Washington's viticulture scene in the past decade has been extraordinary. There are now nearly 600 wineries in operation, making it the second

Fruit cracking interaction

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

In his study of the preharvest use of 1-MCP (methylcyclopropene) on apples, Dr. Jim Schupp observed some phytotoxic issues in Golden Delicious that "caused us

Fruit cracking interaction

April 1st, 2009|0 Comments

In his study of the preharvest use of 1-MCP (methylcyclopropene) on apples, Dr. Jim Schupp observed some phytotoxic issues in Golden Delicious that "caused us