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Horticulture and Viticulture

Featured stories covering horticulture and viticulture in this issue.

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Risk reduction has its rewards – Video

February 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Panelists share some key tips to help bring success to your orchard.

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Advice for avoiding harvest headaches

February 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Grower panel offers tips and perspective for finishing the growing season on a high (quality) note.

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Grafter provides cutting edge in the vineyard

February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Field grafting grows in popularity among Washington wine grape growers, though the caution to test for viruses remains.

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Scaling sustainability in the vineyard

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Washington Winegrowers Association looks at the big picture in Vinewise program relaunch.

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Wine research grant to fund sustainability study

February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

$300,000 wine grape study aims to better understand consumer interest in sustainability.

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High prices mean hard choices over steel

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Growers and manufacturers feel the effects of U.S. tariffs on steel imports.

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Extra cuticle cuts water demand in the vineyard

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Researcher targeting spotted wing drosophila finds coating good for water-saving application.

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Nonpesticidal controls for SWD

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

OSU researcher shares two new products showing promise in fighting spotted wing drosophila.

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The small print has a big impact in new Farm Bill

February 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Unexpected language change in Farm Bill adds protections for intellectual property of new varieties.

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Nereyida Ponce, a young grower from Prosser, Washington

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

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family background/Nereyida grew up on her family’s farm growing Concord grapes. She is pursuing her university degree in viticulture and enology and is a viticulture

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Register now for WSU/OSU Cherry Fruit School, March 12-13

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

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Sweet cherry growers can learn about the latest research and technology at the upcoming Cherry Fruit School, From Bud to Bucket, hosted by Washington State

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Converting to a 2D canopy creates a new dimension for growers

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Transitioning a tall spindle system to a narrow fruiting wall increases potential for mechanization, but still requires hand pruning.

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Multileader systems: Growing vs. grafting

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

With multileader trees harder to find, more growers are turning to bench grafting for high-density plantings.

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Multileader trees leading the way in production

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Michigan State University researcher says high-density systems are where the money is.

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Hansen: Giving growers what they want

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington state wine industry has spoken — and mechanization and precision viticulture is now a top priority for research supported by the state’s Wine

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Scharlau: Staying ahead of the issues

January 31st, 2019|0 Comments

A look at some of the rules and regulations that will impact vintners and growers this year.

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Eastern growers exploring an early start for blossom thinning

January 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Workshop at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention aims to introduce Eastern U.S. apple growers to new tools available for blossom thinning.

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Carolina Torres named WSU’s first endowed chair in tree fruit postharvest systems

December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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Carolina Torres has been named Washington State University’s first endowed chair in tree fruit postharvest systems. Her position, based at the WSU Tree Fruit Research

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Michigan Spring Peach Update set for March 5

December 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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The annual Michigan Spring Peach Update is slated for March 5 at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor.

The event is a