Project Description

The Optimal Orchard

Featured stories about the optimal orchard appear in this issue.

Instant orchard

January 15th, 2009|0 Comments

Dominant side branches are not an issue in these Honeycrisp knip trees because the central leader dominance is well established. (Melissa Hansen/Good Fruit Grower)

Beefing up export efforts

January 15th, 2009|0 Comments

In line with the renewed Washington Apple Commission mandate to focus efforts on international marketing, the commission this season is using more than $500,000 of

Good Question – Economy

January 15th, 2009|0 Comments

The Wall Street and subprime mortgage meltdown in October has touched nearly every American, resulting in tightening of credit, massive job layoffs in many sectors,

Packaging sells

January 15th, 2009|0 Comments

Researchers categorized wine bottle designs into five basic types (from left): contrasting, delicate, massive, natural, and nondescript. by Chelan David Over the course of thousands

Buy now

January 15th, 2009|0 Comments

If there's a piece of equipment or software you've been thinking of buying or if you've been considering expanding your business, now is the time

Expect tighter ag lending

January 15th, 2009|0 Comments

How much credit do you really need? It's a question lenders are asking growers after a year of strong growth in agricultural lending and relatively

Good Point – Jim McFerson

January 15th, 2009|0 Comments

How do we utilize science-based knowledge to implement horticultural practices, make proper management decisions, and develop the optimal orchard? This question never grows old, nor

WSU budget cuts

January 15th, 2009|0 Comments

The roiling financial climate and statewide budget pressures could spell a busy season for the lobbyists and legislators guarding the Washington State wine industry's interests.

Increasing yields

January 15th, 2009|0 Comments

Growers around the world are working to increase apple orchard system efficiencies to improve profitability. While there are several ways to improve orchard efficiency, increasing