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Nutrient & Water Management

Featured stories covering nutrient and water management in this issue.

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A better start for nursery trees

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Research indicates container-grown nursery trees could be a better option.

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Grants promote pollinator habitat

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Program aims to improve habitat for native pollinators and beneficial insects.

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Irrigating grapes: water less, water early

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU viticulturist shares irrigation tips for juice and wine grapes.

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A Cosmic collective of ideas and insights

April 10th, 2019|0 Comments

In preparing for first commercial harvest, growers share tips they’ve learned growing WA 38 trees.

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Growers try fighting vigor with water

April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Control over irrigation offers Washington growers more ways to manage vigor.

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How to get water right in the orchard

April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Researcher provides tools and tips for better irrigation management.

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Johnson: The other side of the rainbow

April 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Good Fruit Grower's Jared Johnson explains how we handled this issue’s cover shot, which was just too big to fit.

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Project examines rootstock’s role in bitter pit

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Using rootstocks to manage bitter pit in Honeycrisp is one piece of a major research project known as Root2Fruit.

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Water wins for Eastern Washington

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Congress approves Western water plans, boosts Bureau of Reclamation budget.

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Growers, researchers earn IFTA awards

April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Annual awards from the International Fruit Tree Association recognize industry leaders.

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New York growers moving toward the money

April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

Processing is still prevalent, but growers are adopting newer varieties, technologies and techniques to shift a bigger percentage of their fruit to the more lucrative fresh market.

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Washington researchers get a look at European innovations

April 2nd, 2019|1 Comment

Research commission tour finds some exciting ideas but no major advances on technology tour in Germany and the Netherlands.

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Using sensors to test vineyard stress

April 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Measuring vine stress with stem pressure tests is time-consuming, but a new approach using soil tension could provide wine grape growers a wealth of valuable data.

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Dustin Tobin, a young grower from Grandview, Washington

April 1st, 2019|0 Comments

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family background/Dustin grew up working with his family at Dave Tobin Farms and studied viticulture and enology at Walla Walla Community College and Washington State

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Zhou & Melgar: Where do nutrients go when you fertilize trees?

April 1st, 2019|1 Comment

Researchers explore how ripening season affects peach tree nutrient requirements.

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Sallato: Calcium deficiencies in fruit

April 1st, 2019|0 Comments

WSU extension specialist explains how plant nutrition affects your orchard, production and fruit quality.