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Pollination

Featured stories covering bee health and mechanized pollination in this issue.

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  • Mike McLaren, Young Grower

Mike McLaren, a young grower from Salem, Oregon

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Mike is a first-generation grower who pursued a degree in winemaking before getting his start working in wine sales, distribution and learning to make wine at Corliss Estates

  • SLFAdult

Hopes dim for demise of lanternfly

March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers are no longer optimistic that bug first detected in 2014 can be quickly eradicated.

  • 2015 Mechanical pollination trials

No bees, but a lot of buzz about artificial pollination (video)

March 25th, 2016|2 Comments

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Pollination comes with problems. Bloom dates don’t overlap, honeybee colonies fail, weather doesn’t cooperate. The list goes on.

Matt Whiting foresees a day when none of

  • FridayInBooth copy

37 varieties and counting

March 24th, 2016|2 Comments

More peach varieties coming from Paul Friday's Flamin' Fury series

  • Bee hive health

6 tips for healthier bees

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Beekeeper offers tips for healthy bees, hearty pollination.

  • taturaTrellisPears

110+ bins of Bartlet pears per acre

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Results from Bartlett pears grown on Tatura trellis in Australia

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Looking for new pollinizers

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

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For decades, apple growers have used Manchurian crab apples to pollinate their fruit.

The crab apples bloom early, and Snowdrift apples bloom a little later. Between

  • An example of a bulls-eye rot canker.

Researcher is targeting bull’s-eye rot

March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Findings show treatments before and after harvest reduce infection rates.

  • keggingWine1

Uncorked potential with wine on tap

March 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

Companies cater to restaurants that don’t want to waste a whole bottle on a single pour.

  • Autonomous robotic apple picker

Growers get peek at automatic picking machine — VIDEO

March 18th, 2016|5 Comments

California company shares progress on vacuum end-effector.

  • AppleHarvesterDBR2015

A gentler journey from bucket to bin

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Design improvements to vacuum system apple harvester reduce bruising, worker strain.

  • Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers 2016

Finding cold damage

March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Recognizing the signs of cold damage in grapevines is critical for growers in northern regions.

  • FoodSafetyHACCP2

Allen: My thanks to growers supporting food safety research

March 17th, 2016|0 Comments

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“One bad apple will spoil the barrel” is almost as familiar as the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

We know that the

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Testing string theory

March 16th, 2016|3 Comments

Hand-held string thinners are gaining in popularity.