Richard Lehnert

Montana cherry growers save the best till last

By |May 22nd, 2015|

For many years, Montana sweet cherries were marketed as the tail end of the Washington State crop, not having much of an identity of their own. But more recently, growers in Montana have worked to project a better image of what they think are better cherries and to get a better price for them.

Labor flow changes direction

By |May 1st, 2015|

Changes in Mexico are reducing the pool of workers available to U.S. growers.

Videos teach precision crop load management

By |May 1st, 2015|

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Cornell University has posted three new videos on YouTube that explain how to do—and the benefits of—precision crop load management.
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New cools of the trade

By |April 24th, 2015|

Secondary chillers are replacing conventional storage cooling systems.

Branching experiment results in more feathers

By |April 22nd, 2015|

Treatments with Promalin or MaxCel put more branches on young apple trees.

Beating the competition to help new plantings

By |April 16th, 2015|

In young orchards, good weed control is essential for fast, early growth and high yields.

Automated pruning with robotics

By |April 13th, 2015|

Robots can follow pruning rules as well as humans, but a key was writing the rules.

Cold Train officers file $41 million lawsuit against BNSF railway

By |April 7th, 2015|

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Two former officers of Cold Train Express Intermodal Service have filed a $41 million lawsuit against Burlington Northern Santa Fe

Percolation barriers could enhance water retention

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Subsurface Water Retention Technology could revolutionize irrigated agriculture.

Nova Scotia revisited

By |April 2nd, 2015|

Nova Scotia has earned a reputation for producing the best Honeycrisp apples.

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