April 1st 2010 Issue

Tree planter pays dividends

By |April 1st, 2010|

Yakima Valley Orchards designed and built its own three-row tree planting machine.

Yakima Valley Orchards used to plant trees by [...]

IFTA Makes Awards to Key People

By |April 1st, 2010|

The International Fruit Tree Association gave awards during the winter conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in early March.

Phil Brown, [...]

Apple Lines–Full access to China needed

By |April 1st, 2010|

China is open to Red Delicious apples from Washington. Whereas Red Delicious can be shipped direct to major markets [...]

Chemical thinners are inconsistent

By |April 1st, 2010|

Penn State’s Dr. Jim Schupp says that the inconsistent results with chemical thinners led to researcher interest in mechanical [...]

Apple Matters –USApple launches program

By |April 1st, 2010|

As I travel the country visiting apple growers and apple companies, one question keeps coming up: Who will be [...]

Mechanical thinning works

By |April 1st, 2010|

The mechanical string thinner knocked off 15 percent or more dormant buds in this Santina block. Right: The Darwin [...]

Last Bite — Legacy of labels from Montana

By |April 1st, 2010|

The Big M Brand is a beautiful example of a rare Montana label; it bears the production date of [...]

Hand-held thinning tool

By |April 1st, 2010|

Much of the research in orchard innovation involves automation and robotics, but not every orchard can accommodate technology like [...]

Fruit from the Prairie

By |April 1st, 2010|

The five members of the Romance series of sour cherries, released in 2003, surround Carmine Jewel, which was released [...]

Ontario faces challenges to plum pox virus eradication

By |April 1st, 2010|

Symptoms of plum pox virus include chlorotic (yellow) rings on the leaf surface or chlorotic blotches and vein clearing.

A [...]