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Crop Management and Pollination

Featured stories covering crop management and pollination in this issue.

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  • British Columbia farms

Punjabi growers help advance British Columbia’s tree fruit industry

March 28th, 2019|1 Comment

Hardworking heritage and willingness to invest are keys to success for some families.

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Protecting fruit from cold with spray-on jackets

March 27th, 2019|2 Comments

WSU researchers trying to insulate fruit trees with cellulose nanocrystals.

  • 2019 Washington Winegrowers Association

Washington Winegrowers bestows annual awards

March 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Washington wine industry leaders honored.

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Lessons in supply and demand for wine grape growers

March 27th, 2019|0 Comments

Wine broker describes transition period from shortage to excess.

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Headwinds approaching Washington wine industry

March 27th, 2019|1 Comment

Analysts concur: Wine grape growers will need to be innovative in today’s rapidly evolving market.

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Canopy camera in your pocket: Video

March 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Smartphone photos, coupled with a computer program that analyzes orchard canopies, could help growers count their crops before harvest.

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Management of grapevine trunk diseases varies by region

March 26th, 2019|0 Comments

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Wood rot pathogens pose a serious threat to vineyards worldwide, but grapevine trunk diseases are a relatively new issue requiring attention from growers in the

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New technology explores pollination automation

March 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Israeli tech company working to develop automated pollination.

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Researchers look to fungi to help keep honeybees healthy

March 21st, 2019|1 Comment

New research explores two very different fungi that could knock out the varroa mite and boost bees' immunity.

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Orchardists testing bee-attractant paste

March 21st, 2019|1 Comment

Yakima, Washington, start-up markets potent lure to boost pollination.

  • 2015 Mechanical pollination trials

Researcher spins off pollen suspension

March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU researcher licenses pollen suspension while continuing electrostatic research.

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Pollination calculation: Every bee counts

March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Online tool helps growers assess how much pollination they get from wild bees.

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Record 2018 blueberry crop plants Oregon in No. 1 spot

March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

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In a surprise comeback, Oregon regained the top spot among the nation’s blueberry producers in 2018, with a record-setting increase of 23.3 million pounds over

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Auvil: WA 38 management tips

March 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Tom Auvil on some things to consider as the Cosmic Crisp brand approaches its first commercial harvest.

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Harrison Van Meekeren, a young grower from Lakeville, Nova Scotia

March 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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family background / Harrison grew up in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and is working with his family to transition their farm to high-density