Richard Lehnert

New prairie cherry varieties making an impact

By |May 20th, 2014|

Tart cherries from Saskatchewan are still on track to play larger role.

Michigan’s Fruit Crop Guesstimate is June 25

By |May 16th, 2014|

The 59th annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate will be held Wednesday, June 25, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The annual event will [...]

Fewer honeybees lost last winter, survey reports

By |May 16th, 2014|

Losses of managed honeybee colonies from all causes were 23.2 percent nationwide for the 2013-2014 winter, according to the [...]

Thinning apples with more confidence

By |May 14th, 2014|

Apple thinning gets more predictable as scientists gain understanding.

Harvesting the light to drive production

By |May 9th, 2014|

Fruit growers have gotten much better at it during the last 40 years.

A-Mazing new technology

By |May 7th, 2014|

Novel spraying system is incorporated into a maze built of rows of apple trees.

Tart cherry industry approves extension of market order

By |May 6th, 2014|

Tart cherry producers and processors voted in March to continue the federal marketing order that regulates the marketing of [...]

How much pheromone for codling moth?

By |May 6th, 2014|

Researcher finds codling moths need much less perfume to disrupt their mating.

Four decades of tree fruit discovery

By |May 2nd, 2014|

The last 40 years have been fruitful generators of solid fruit tree knowledge.

Labor shortage favors imports

By |April 29th, 2014|

New study says a shortage of labor is hampering expansion of U.S. fruit production.