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Soils & Weed Management

Featured stories covering soils and weed management strategies in this issue.

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Follow a map to find your soil needs

April 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Mapping soils to fertilize with variable rates has advantages.

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Picking among the best new cherry roots

April 25th, 2019|0 Comments

New rootstock options could meet the needs of Northwest cherry growers.

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Blue Bird plans to rebuild after fire

April 24th, 2019|0 Comments

Central Washington fruit packer Blue Bird to replace warehouse destroyed in early March fire.

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Cornell roots for Geneva rootstocks

April 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

During IFTA annual meeting, researchers urge local growers to give N.Y.-bred Geneva roots a try before settling for Bud.9.

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Deciphering designer rootstocks

April 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

More options mean more complex planting decisions.

  • OSU Soils Workshop

Mulch-in cherries

April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers study benefits of applying mulch to mature Oregon cherry orchard.

  • 2019 Washington Winegrowers Association

Crafting rosé with intention

April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Pink wine creates new market, new approach to fruit quality.

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Calling out the codes in the trees

April 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Genetic research explores the underpinning of tree architecture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Appalachian Fruit Research Station.

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A window to the roots

April 17th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU scientist using rhizotrons, or root windows, to study the growth of trees underground.

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Merlot up again after the ‘Sideways Effect’

April 16th, 2019|2 Comments

Merlot back on the rise, 15 years after movie slam.

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Not your usual graft

April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

New York grower experiments with beaver grafts, shares technique during IFTA tour.

  • Kevin Kenoyer, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington.

Kevin Kenoyer, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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family background/Kevin is a fourth-generation grower who grew up in the Wenatchee River Valley. He graduated from Washington State University with a degree in fruit

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Van den Ende: What are the problems with branches?

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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While there are many issues facing orchardists today, producing fruit of high quality at a reasonable cost remains at the top of the list. This