April 15th 2008 Issue

Striving for efficiencies

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Bill Tos of Tos Orchards said that while the family farm has grown through the years, they [...]

Families persevere with Fuji

By |April 15th, 2008|

Malling 7 rootstocks and a V-trellis system seem to work best for Fuji and Gala apples at [...]

N-P-K: What's in the bag?

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The three numbers separated by hyphens on a fertilizer bag indicate the percentage of nitrogen, phosphate, and potash, respectively, [...]

Getting the most out of fertilizers

By |April 15th, 2008|

With the price of fertilizer ­rising, orchardists are trying to use nitrogen in the most efficient and economical ways [...]

Minimal pruning has maximum benefits

By |April 15th, 2008|

Kevin Day describes the minimal pruning technique to IFTA members. By doing minimal pruning in [...]

Fertilizer sticker shock

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Just like motorists filling up their cars with gas, orchardists are experiencing sticker shock as they buy their fertilizers [...]

New source of phosphorus

By |April 15th, 2008|

Each year, U.S. farmers use about 3.7 billion pounds of phosphorus fertilizer, which is mined from underground phosphorus deposits [...]

Challenges to growing cherries

By |April 15th, 2008|

In mid-February, these Brooks cherry buds were already starting to push. These cherries are some of the [...]

Bitter pit causes are complex

By |April 15th, 2008|

Symptoms of bitter pit include dark sunken pits on the surface of the fruit and corky brown [...]

Last Bite

By |April 15th, 2008|

The Wenatchee Produce Company, with its famous Rose brand label, was among the largest fruit shippers in the state [...]