Fighting Drought Stress

In Nebraska, we are still in the grips of a dry weather pattern. See below for a mid-winter look at the drought monitor: VIEW DROUGHT MONITOR >   Currently, parts of Nebraska are some of the driest areas in the country. We have had some precipitation as rain...

Postharvest Nutrition

Yet again, 2022 has been a whirlwind of a growing season and here we, are in mid-September with apples coloring up and pears ready for storage. We started off the year with a cold, wet spring and multiple days of heavy snow during full bloom. For some orchards in the...

Heat Mitigation and Cooling Techniques

It’s no surprise here in Eastern Washington that sunburn protection is crucial for getting apples in the bin. With temperatures guaranteed to reach the high nineties, utilizing a variety of cooling methods can play a major role in preventing sunburn. The cooling...

Irrigation Around Honeycrisp

Since its release into the world out of Minnesota in 1991, the Honeycrisp has become one of the most sought-after apple varieties on the market. Unique in that the flesh has larger cells that burst when bitten into releasing more juice, Honeycrisp was bred for its...

Strategies to Optimize Soil Moisture

Optimum soil moisture involves more than the amount of water you are applying. Wilbur-Ellis has the right tools for greater water holding capacity, improving your water retention, and your irrigation water management. Changing weather patterns, recurring drought, and...

Focus on efficient water management

Growers need to use today’s technologies that measure water availability in the root zone, followed by drip/micro emitter applications to precisely deliver water to crops.