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Not Sweet: BC Hazelnut Growers Shoulder the Blight Fight
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Despite pruning and spraying efforts by local farmers, Eastern Filbert Blight has crept north from Oregon and Washington states, and the airborne fungal disease has finally overtaken Fraser Valley hazelnut orchards. Commercial production in this area …

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PLATEAU GARDENING: Reader questions welcomed
www.crossville-chronicle.com

… moles in a lawn, discolored leaves on Oregon grape holly (Mahonia aquifolium) in springtime, preventive and/or corrective measures for disease problems with Leyland cypress (x Cupressocyparis leylandii) and whether large rhododendrons can be pruned …

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Table and Wine Grape Summary from West Madison ARS …
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To allow this site to behave normally, turn this off by pressing alt then click Tools and then Compatibility View Settings. If you uncheck Display all websites in compatibility view your browser will be restored to its default …

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Pinot noir 50th anniversary: Sokol Blosser takes history degree to wine grape …
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Sokol and Blosser had never farmed before, so converting an abandoned prune orchard that had been destroyed by a Columbus Day storm a decade before into a winery involved a lot of experimenting. "At one time in our vineyard, we had examples of every …

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Watch These Nimble Robotic Arms Perform Surgery On A …
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Robots are poised to revolutionize surgery, as demonstrated by this astounding—and even touching—promotional video showcasing the da Vinci Surgical System as it sutures a damaged grape. … view is provided by a camera and an led light inside the person. If different tools are needed a tech disconnects the one tool, slides it out the […]

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An Unlikely Patient Undergoes da Vinci Surgery | Medical …
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Last week, a grape underwent a surgical procedure to demonstrate the precision of da Vinci robots in small-scale operations. It is doing alright, but it's still wining about it. While small and highly dexterous robotic tools …

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Outside Looking In: The Branch Abides.
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Good pruning means about 90% of the previous year's growth is cut away! The first time you prune grapes it feels TERRIBLE! The biggest mistake people make though, is that they are tempted to keep too much from the past.

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Dry Valley grape grower Tom Maple dies at 70
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Friends and business partners in the winery industry remembered him for his ultimate dedication to his vines — which included pruning on Christmas Day — and his dedication to the craft of traditional farming methods that resulted in a world-class …

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Dry Creek Valley grape grower Tom Maple dies at 70
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Friends and business partners in the winery industry remembered him for his ultimate dedication to his vines — which included pruning on Christmas Day — and his dedication to the craft of traditional farming methods that resulted in a world-class …

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