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Why DIY with nursery trees?
Eastern growers see cheaper trees and more management with on-farm nurseries.
More vineyards opt to send in the machines
UC Davis extension specialist shares how California grape growers have made mechanization work.
Measuring the reservoir below
Research project looks at soil moisture dynamics in Oregon’s dry-farmed Willamette Valley.
The chill factor in waking up cherry trees
Research at UC Davis aims to improve dormancy breaking and the chill-portion model, which is less accurate due to climate change.
Uncovering the Ellepot advantage
Trees propagated in biodegradable paper pots can grow faster than their bareroot brethren.
Safety tips for growers
Panel shares ideas for creating a safe farm workplace.
Get a head start on crop load management
EXPO session discusses precision crop load management.
Water rule in review
Produce safety expert updates growers on proposed water quality regulations and risk assessments.
Good to Know: Innovative research projects bearing fruit
USDA-ARS scientists combine traditional methods with biotechnology to advance tree fruit breeding processes.
IFTA in Italy: Your tractor… she is bellissima!
Style matters in Italian farm equipment and trade shows.
Pointers for picking a platform
Pennsylvania grower shares his platform picking process.
Hansen: A clear objective for smoke research
Washington State Wine Commission is taking a multipronged approach.
Scharlau: A proactive pathway for problem-solving
Grape industries need collaborative approaches to the challenges they face.
Good Stuff: February 1, 2023
A selection of the latest products and services for tree fruit and grape growers.
Omnibus bill funds NW fruit research positions
The $1.7 trillion federal funding bill passed right before Christmas includes a couple of tree fruit nuggets.
Farm labor reform doesn’t make it into Senate’s spending bill
A last-ditch effort to pass a farm labor reform bill in the U.S. Senate has fallen short. On Thursday, Senators approved a $1.7 trillion federal
UMN releases new cold-hardy white wine grape
The University of Minnesota has released a new cold-hardy white wine grape, named Clarion. According to a UMN announcement, Clarion will be an open release,