Richard Lehnert

Quality trees: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Italian nursery GRIBA developed a quality grading scale, and prices trees accordingly.

Concrete support: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Across South Tyrol, growers use posts made of concrete, rather than wood.

Interpoma impressions: Photo gallery from 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Pictures from the international apple machinery show in Italy.

Fruiting wall concept expands: 2014 IFTA Italy

By |February 5th, 2015|

Alberto Dorigoni is considering shorter trees grown somewhat like vines.

Good times for hard cider

By |February 3rd, 2015|

Explosive growth has captured interest, but there’s little sense of direction.

Michigan takes inventory of fruit plantings

By |February 2nd, 2015|

Michigan fruit growers were asked in January to provide data for a fruit inventory that would update information on [...]

B.C. extends replant help

By |January 26th, 2015|

British Columbia adds $8.4 million to program.

Packing apples in Italy

By |January 22nd, 2015|

Presizing and presorting apples into storage changes the way apples are packed in Italy.
  • The first in-kind donation to under the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission is a sprayer from Gillison’s Variety Fabrication to the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station. From left are Craig and Ron Gillison, Nikki Rothwell, station coordinator, and Mike VanAgtmael, fruit grower and Tree Fruit Commission board member. (Richard Lehnert/Good Fruit Grower)
    Permalink The first in-kind donation to under the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission is a sprayer from Gillison’s Variety Fabrication to the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Station. From left are Craig and Ron Gillison, Nikki Rothwell, station coordinator, and Mike VanAgtmael, fruit grower and Tree Fruit Commission board member. <b>(Richard Lehnert/Good Fruit Grower)</b>Gallery

    Gillisons make first in-kind donation to Michigan research fund

Gillisons make first in-kind donation to Michigan research fund

By |January 16th, 2015|

Ron and Dianne Gillison, owners of Gillison’s Variety Fabrication, which designs and builds machinery for the fruit industry, were [...]

Michigan cider makers unite

By |January 15th, 2015|

A small group of Michigan hard cider makers has started the Michigan Cider Association.

“The bylaws were signed during Expo,” [...]