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Orchard Netting Field Day – August 17

Posted by Tara Zimmerman | August 16, 2016
Honeycrisp apples like these are the subject of the trial. Photo: D. Rivard via Flickr c.c.
Honeycrisp apples like these are the subject of the trial. Photo: D. Rivard via Flickr c.c.

Orchard netting is becoming more and more apart of infrastructure for large scale tree fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest. Netting provides a physical barrier from extreme weather like hail, excessive solar radiation and wind, as well as from birds and other pests. This horticultural innovation also helps create a microclimate beneath the netting that is conducive for better fruit quality and production. To learn more about their physical, physiological, and beneficial effects come out to the upcoming WSU Field Day in Quincy, WA on August 17th. More information can be found HERE.

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