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Horticulture & Viticulture

Featured stories covering horticulture and viticulture in this issue.

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Roger Hudson, a young grower from Sanger, California

February 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Roger is a sixth-generation grower of about 180 acres of tree fruit.

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Oregon cherry recovery

February 12th, 2016|0 Comments

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Oregon cherry growers will continue to recover from a 2014 freeze by pruning to encourage healthy lower-branch structure in their orchards while balancing their need

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How to use pear growth regulators

February 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Growth regulators can prevent drop and enhance storability of pears if used correctly.

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Which apple rootstock should you grow with?

February 10th, 2016|6 Comments

Apple growers have a lot of options when it comes to selecting the best rootstock for their orchards.

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Avoiding rootstock mistakes

February 10th, 2016|1 Comment

Growers can find more success if they avoid some common mistakes when selecting rootstock.

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Some like the biggest trees

February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

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There’s more than one way to plant a modern, highly productive orchard. While some growers like to plant the largest nursery trees they can find,

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Video: Pear Bureau Northwest new website focuses on pear sales

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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Pear Bureau Northwest has launched a redesigned trade website focused on the business of pears to grow pear sales.

Visitors to www.trade.usapears.org will find information about

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Basic rules of Stemilt’s tall spindle

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

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—Trees are planted at densities of 1,000 to 1,500 trees per acre (typically 3 or 4 feet between trees and 11 to 12 feet between

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Grape canopy control

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Juice grape growers can manage size of vines with pruning, irrigation and maybe some thinning.

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Grape seed color has little effect

February 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Study upends thinking that wine’s taste depends heavily on color of the grape seed when harvested.

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Corr: We partner to serve growers

February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Any organization with a need for getting horticultural information to growers should think of us.

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Digging into the roots of a vineyard

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Volume of fine and coarse roots varies during season.

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Canvasback puts down roots

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Brian Rudin practices a vineyard-focused approach to winemaking.

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California winery at home in Washington

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

A blind tasting of wines brought Duckhorn Wine Company to Washington.

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International cherry challenges

February 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

China’s economic struggles may make for a difficult cherry export year.

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Hansen: Building a world-class wine research program

January 29th, 2016|0 Comments

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It’s a new era for viticulture and enology research in Washington.

Washington’s wine industry has started the process of building a world-class research program.

The industry has