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Orchard Equipment & Irrigation

Featured stories covering developments in orchard equipment and irrigation issues.

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  • Washington Hort Show, day 1

Which is better for growing apples, angled or upright?

April 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Growers and researchers weigh in.

Honeycrisp: Grow it, then crop it

April 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Although growers want to reap early returns from their Honeycrisp plantings, they need to let the trees grow first.

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Spreading shoots of young apple trees

April 10th, 2014|2 Comments

Proper spreading of shoots and branches is an important step in developing a productive orchard.

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Choose the right rootstock for Honeycrisp

April 10th, 2014|0 Comments

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The ideal rootstock for Honeycrisp is one that promotes moderate tree vigor along with good productivity, says Dr. Terence Robinson, horticulturist at Cornell University, New

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Electric orchard equipment progress

April 7th, 2014|1 Comment

Orchardists are showing interest in electric power, and it’s coming, slowly.

  • Are you the employer of choice?

Are you the employer of choice?

April 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Three apple producers look to mechanization to help deal with potential labor shortages.

  • California and Oregon tree fruit

Sean & Joe Naumes, Young Growers from Medford Oregon

April 5th, 2014|0 Comments

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growers / Medford, Oregon

(Sean, left) age / 24
crops / Pears and vineyard
education / Santa Clara University
title / Operations and production assistant

(Joe, right) age / 24

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The good and bad of deficit irrigation

April 4th, 2014|0 Comments

Partial root zone drying deficit irrigation has potential for white varieties.

  • Going out strong

Nursery is going out strong

April 3rd, 2014|2 Comments

Family operated Columbia Basin Nursery is selling its last trees.

Reducing food safety risks at every opportunity

April 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Research is assessing the food safety risks of tree fruit production practices.

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Microsprinklers for frost protection

April 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Capturing the orchard heating power of freezing water.

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Cherry marketer finds his niche

April 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Jesus Aguilar helps growers add value to their crops.

  • Tim Smith, the grower's friend

Tim Smith, the growers’ ally

April 1st, 2014|1 Comment

Tim Smith always worked with the growers’ interests in mind.

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Growers benefit from Smith’s work

April 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Tim Smith’s research has put money back in growers’ pockets.

DIY spray trial tips

April 1st, 2014|0 Comments

On-farm trials don’t have to be complicated.

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Watershed moment for grower, water plan

April 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Grower devotes his lifetime to water issues.

Integrated water plan moves forward

April 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Diverse group proposes plan to solve water shortages in the Yakima River Basin.

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How to make every drop count

April 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Simple changes made with inexpensive tools can greatly improve spray applications.

  • Des Layne

Extension is 100 years old… and counting

April 1st, 2014|0 Comments

With additional funding and new faculty, WSU extension is not resting on its laurels.