Richard Lehnert

SweeTango’s saga

By |May 29th, 2014|

New apples don’t come with owner’s manuals.

What makes apple trees tick?

By |May 29th, 2014|

During his 40 years at Cornell University, Dr. Alan Lakso devised some oddly clever ways to figure out how [...]

Pest control costs are rising for tart cherry growers

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Preliminary figures indicate a $265 per acre rise, compared to a 2010 survey.

Michigan growers wary of spotted wing drosophila

By |May 20th, 2014|

A trapping program is vital so growers know where the spotted wing drosophila is and when.

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.