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Airblast 101 – A Handbook of Best Practices in Airblast Spraying

Airblast 101 is a new handbook that describes best practices in airblast spraying in clear, conversational language. With more than 200 full-colour illustrations and 200 pages…

Crop Load Management and the Market Profitability of ‘Honeycrisp’ Apples

R. Karina Gallardo, Ines Hanrahan, Yeon A. Hong, James J. Luby. 2015. HortTechnology 25(4):575-584. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTTECH.25.4.575.

Evaluation of Multipass Mechanical Harvesting on ‘Skeena’ Sweet Cherries Trained to Y-trellis

Long He, Jianfeng Zhou, Qin Zhang, Manoj Karkee. 2015. HortScience 50(8):1178-1182. https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.50.8.1178

Safeguarding Fruit Crops in the Age of Agricultural Globalization

Rose C. Gergerich, Ruth A. Welliver, Sarah Gettys, Nancy K. Osterbauer, Sophia Kamenidou, Robert R. Martin, Deborah A. Golino, Kenneth Eastwell, Marc Fuchs, Georgios Vidalakis,…

Sensors and systems for fruit detection and localization: A review

A. Gongal, S. Amatya, M. Karkee, Q. Zhang, K. Lewis. 2015. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 116:8-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2015.05.021

Estimating potential transpiration of apple trees using theoretical non-water-stressed baselines

To maximize irrigation efficiency, applied water has to be precisely adjusted to the crop water use. This study develops a method based on the energy…

QTL mapping of pomological traits in peach and related species breeding germplasm

Peach is an economically important fruit tree crop that exhibits high phenotypic variability yet suffers from diversity-limited gene pool. Genetic introgression of novel alleles from…

Involvement of calmodulin and calmodulin-like proteins in plant responses to abiotic stresses

Transient changes in intracellular Ca2+ concentration have been well recognized to act as cell signals coupling various environmental stimuli to appropriate physiological responses with accuracy…

Phytoseiids in Washington commercial apple orchards: Biodiversity and factors affecting abundance

Galendromus occidentalis (Nesbitt) is an important biological control agent of spider mites (Acari: Tetranychidae) in Washington apple orchards. It was thought to be essentially the…

Laboratory-based evaluation of optical performance for a new soil penetrometer visible and near-infrared (VisNIR) foreoptic

In situ visible and near infrared (VisNIR) spectroscopy has been gaining interest as a proximal soil sensing technique to rapidly and inexpensively measure soil properties.…
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