New herbicide — resistant crops

By |April 21st, 2014|

Both Dow Agrosciences and Monsanto Company expect to have new herbicide-resistant crops and new herbicides available in 2015.

Dow is [...]

Four reasons to manage the orchard floor

By |April 21st, 2014|

Several forces at work suggest that orchardists should look more closely at how they manage the floors of their orchards and vineyards.

DriftWatch grows

By |April 21st, 2014|

pecialty crops growers, especially those who grow grapes, will have new cause for concern in 2015 when new genetically modified field crops are expected to come to fields near their orchards and vineyards.

Managing orchard weeds

By |April 21st, 2014|

Fruit growers are always looking for better, cheaper ways of controlling vegetation under the trees in their orchards, but, in general, weed control gets more expensive and more complicated.

Herbicide-resistance raises concerns

By |April 15th, 2014|

Specialty crops growers, especially those who grow grapes, will have new cause for concern in 2015 when new genetically modified field crops are expected to come to fields near their orchards and vineyards.

Organic matter that lasts

By |April 14th, 2014|

Tree fruit growers may one day have a new way to dramatically improve soil quality in low-organic-matter soils. Imagine being able to add organic matter that will last thousands of years, essentially permanently affecting soil tilth and structure, instead of the few years you can get using cover crops and mulches. The “new” form of organic material is called biochar.

Electric orchard equipment progress

By |April 7th, 2014|

Orchardists are showing interest in electric power, and it’s coming, slowly.

Microsprinklers for frost protection

By |April 2nd, 2014|

Capturing the orchard heating power of freezing water.

Bees are driving pesticide decisions

By |March 25th, 2014|

The desire to protect bees is becoming institutionalized.

Bee renting tips

By |March 19th, 2014|

Smith helps growers and beekeepers come together agreeably