Viticulture and Horticulture
Featured stories covering viticulture and horticulture in this issue.
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High tunnels extend vineyard growing season
Mari Vineyards gets up to 25 more growing degree-days for grapes grown under tunnel structures
Understanding the click pruning technique – Video
Pruning technique puts physiology to work, gets sap flowing to reduce blind wood and manage vigor.
Can science strengthen graft unions?
An experiment to stimulate stronger grafts on brittle Geneva 41 rootstocks reveals promise but no clear path.
Is your orchard robot ready? – Video
Industry leaders break out crystal ball to help growers prepare for ‘game changers.’
New research aims to learn more about hard cider apples
Michigan State project peels away the unknowns of hard cider apples.
Rosé cider anyone?
Red-juiced apples give cidermakers a new color for their palettes, and may fill other needs as well.
Clusters along the Columbia
Next to towering basalt cliffs, Washington winemaker finds great climate for growing grapes.
Hansen: A focus on wine research
As the first year of the Washington wine industry’s amplified research program is now behind us, it’s important to look back at what we accomplished
Battle of the cherry architectures
Research comparing four high-density systems shows upright fruiting offshoots (UFO) technique holds advantages.
Times for new vines
Workers at Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ Canoe Ridge Vineyard near Paterson, Washington, plant Cabernet Sauvignon vines in March 2016. Ste. Michelle, the largest wine
Michigan researcher finds drastic pruning shows promise for cherries
Gregory Lang of MSU examines a tree that underwent whole tree renewal before the growing season. With this approach, drastic pruning takes a tree
Chris Oakes, Young Grower from Lyndonville, New York
family background/ Chris is a fourth-generation farmer who works with many of his relatives along Lake Ontario. He’s learned from his grandfather James
Researchers advocate whole tree renewal pruning
Replace traditional limb-by-limb method by starting over, one tree at a time