April 15th 2010 Issue

Last Bite – Pioneer of exports to Europe

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The firm of Simons, Shuttleworth, and French Company, Inc., was one of the first to specialize in exporting apples [...]

Micronutrients for juice grapes

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Though results are preliminary, representing only the first year of work, a research project studying micronutrient utilization by juice [...]

Renewal on the Ridge

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

Constructing a trellis

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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

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

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

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 [...]