Richard Lehnert

The growing threat of black stem borer

By |December 22nd, 2015|

Years after invading from Asia, the insect is emerging as an apple tree pest.

Protect vines from the cold

By |December 17th, 2015|

Burying a spare cane provides insurance against very hard winters.

Root pruning is making a comeback

By |November 24th, 2015|

Old practice finds new application by solving modern problems in apples.

More profits from Concords

By |November 13th, 2015|

Experimental design doubled Concord grape yields last year.

Tough times on the concord belt

By |November 13th, 2015|

Growers facing difficulties with both juice and wine grapes.

Looking for good sports

By |October 23rd, 2015|

Michigan State researcher thinks mutations will help identify genes governing apple quality traits.

Before you push trees

By |October 23rd, 2015|

Older orchards can be repurposed to new uses or topworked to new varieties.

Crucial tips to store Honeycrisp

By |October 8th, 2015|

Treated properly, stored Honeycrisp can maintain quality nine months and longer.

Ups and downs of global production

By |October 8th, 2015|

Canada has the shortest apple crop in 20 years, while Mexico expects to almost tie the record.

Designer rootstocks

By |September 23rd, 2015|

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At Van Acker Farms in Williamson, New York, the owners are transitioning from growing apples for processing to growing the

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