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Kate Prengaman

About Kate Prengaman

Kate Prengaman is an associate editor for Good Fruit Grower, writing articles for the print magazine and website. Contact her at 509-853-3518 or at kate@goodfruit.com

Sunburn and sunscald: Beware the warning signs – Video

By |August 14th, 2017|

Sunburn and sunscald research underway in sunny Chile could lead to tools that would benefit growers in all arid regions.

Study pushes limits of deficit irrigation

By |July 24th, 2017|

Drastic reductions in irrigation delivered decent results in first year of study, but vines showed accumulated stress in year two.

Lake Ontario Tour shows wide range of New York tree fruit farming

By |July 12th, 2017|

The only consistency on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program tour this summer was the humidity. Otherwise, the five-farm tour organized by Cornell University Cooperative Extension covered a remarkably diverse swath of tree fruit farming in a narrow band along Lake Ontario’s shores: new high density apple plantings and apple orchards far older than this reporter, along with high density peaches, berries, and a brand new cidery.

Southeastern peach growers eye solutions after freeze

By |July 10th, 2017|

After warm winter, southeastern peach growers lost most of their crop to a spring freeze — now finding ways to adapt has become critical.

Colorado’s canker crisis costing millions

By |July 7th, 2017|

Growers and researchers are working together to figure out how to protect peach trees.

New Canadian pear varieties are fire blight tolerant

By |June 29th, 2017|

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A decade after a processing plant closed and persistent fire blight problems pushed many Ontario growers out of the pear

EverCrisp off to a good start

By |June 23rd, 2017|

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EverCrisp, Midwest Apple Improvement Association’s first commercial release, was a hit with customers in Cleveland last summer.

It’s a Honeycrisp and

Old World pest, New World wary

By |May 31st, 2017|

European Cherry Fruit Fly found in Ontario is raising questions about potential consequences in U.S.

Sweethearts offer better returns than Bings in Washington

By |May 30th, 2017|

WSU economists find a sweeter investment in Sweethearts than Bings when comparing production costs.

Make the most of your mulch – Video

By |May 17th, 2017|

Pruning wood and mowing weeds can provide extra food for soil organisms that help keep trees healthy.

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