April 15th 2009 Issue

To fertilize or not?

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Reasons to fertilize your crop may range from indications that the plant is deficient, [...]

Nematodes in your kitchen

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Facial tissues, a small mesh screen, and a small dish are all that’s needed to perform a [...]

A more sustainable strategy

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There are several ways in which orchardists can develop a more sustainable approach to nitrogen fertility.    Fortunately, tree fruit [...]

Poland's American connection

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Poland’s number-one apple variety, Idared, is a legacy from an educational exchange between Poland and the United States that [...]

Puzzling outbreak

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Adult beetles have dark reddish brown or black heads, and the body is covered with short gray [...]

Volatile prices

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Fertilizer costs have come down from last year’s heart-stopping prices, but don’t expect prices [...]

New market direction

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“Fun size” Gala apples packed in Poland for major UK supermarket. Poland has traditionally been [...]

Cover crops for the desert

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This photo of a five-year planting of the Canada mix cover crop shows how it goes dormant [...]

Last Bite – Royal purple reigns

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Purple tissue wrap enhanced Holtzinger apples and inspired a new line of labels. Charles M. [...]

Good to Know – Julie Tarara

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Trellising and training in vineyards represent money and effort invested to maximize canopy photosynthesis [...]