April 15th 2010 Issue

Renewal on the Ridge

By |April 15th, 2010|

Orchardists on Fruit Ridge northwest of Grand Rapids, Michigan, suffered mightily when the market for processing apples weakened in [...]

Constructing a trellis

By |April 15th, 2010|

When planting an orchard, don’t forget to leave room for the anchor, which is the most critical component of [...]

A remedy for blind wood

By |April 15th, 2010|

The branches of this young Fuji tree suffer from blind wood.

Blind wood is a growth characteristic of certain fruit [...]

Effective fruit thinning

By |April 15th, 2010|

To evaluate thinning effectiveness using the “fruitlet model,” individual apples must be labeled and measured two or three times [...]

In the Box

By |April 15th, 2010|

Dear Good Fruit Grower:

As the oldest grandchild of Arden Harris and daughter of Ardenvoir Merlin Harris, I thank you [...]

Fumigation rules delayed

By |April 15th, 2010|

New regulations on the use of agricultural fumigants, due to go into effect at the beginning of this year, [...]

Organic matter matters

By |April 15th, 2010|

Soils are one of the most complex biological communities. A teaspoon of soil has more than 180 million bacteria, [...]

Compost does good things

By |April 15th, 2010|

Growers can often make their own compost, reducing some of the transportation costs from trucking it in to the [...]

Classified Ads, APRIL 15, 2010

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Organic fertilizer calculator

By |April 15th, 2010|

Oregon State University has developed a tool to help growers compare the cost, nutrient value, and nitrogen availability of [...]