April 15th 2008 Issue

No progress in talks with China

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Access to China for more U.S. apple varieties and fresh pears were topics on the agenda at the U.S.–China [...]

How to start a winery

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A good business plan will help avoid the pitfalls of trial and error in designing and building a winery, [...]

Learn by doing

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Twenty years ago, when apples suddenly became a profitable crop to plant in California’s San Joaquin Valley, few had [...]

First Bite

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How does one start a perennial fruit crop? By planting it into the ground. The soil. That is where [...]

Vineyard preserves diversity

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Le Vieux Pin winery at Oliver, British Columbia, Canada, has retained some of its apricot, apple, and [...]

New herbicide option for cherries

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Russian thistle, also known as the ubiquitous tumbleweed. A new herbicide called Matrix (rimsulfuron) will [...]

Good Stuff

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Sweet but lethalSucraShield, a new pesticide made from natural sugars and food-grade fatty acids, is labeled for control of [...]

Death by fireblight

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In what could be the only Golden Delicious planting in California, Dr. R. Scott Johnson said that the real [...]

Managing the orchard floor

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These Regina on Gisela 6 rootstock cherry trees, grown under a bark mulch, are part of an [...]

Good question

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A weak U.S. dollar means different things to different people and countries. When measured [...]