April 15th 2010 Issue

Effective fruit thinning

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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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BIRD CONTROL
WILSON IS THE LEADER in custom bird netting programs for all types of crops. Full line of [...]

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 [...]

Eye on the Middle East

By |April 15th, 2010|

Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates, is the major fruit import port in the Persian Gulf with its [...]

Options for weed control

By |April 15th, 2010|

Good weed control is most important early in the season, but fall may be a better time to get [...]

Good to Go

By |April 15th, 2010|

Susan Pheasant of Wenatchee, Washington, and Mauricio Frías of Curicó, Chile, are organizing an ­intensive technical tour of sweet [...]