April 15th 2013 Issue

Not enough canned pears

By |April 16th, 2014|

Pacific Northwest pear processors are raising grower prices to $300 per ton this season in hopes of sourcing more Bartlett pears for the processed market.

Choose your poison carefully

By |April 15th, 2013|

A barn owl nesting box at Omeg Orchards. Notice the metal underneath the box that’s used to prevent raccoons [...]

The BIG Stomach

By |April 15th, 2013|

RIGHT: Workers pack apples in the modern facility built two years ago at Crist Bros. in Walden, New York. [...]

Last Bite

By |April 15th, 2013|

    1    Dagger nematodes are vectors of which virus?

a.    Prune dwarf
b.    Tomato ring spot
c.    Professor Plum pox

Testing tree health

By |April 15th, 2013|

Dennis Smith, horticulturist with G.S. Long Company, Inc., in Yakima, Washington, has been doing soil and leaf sampling for [...]

Evaluating grape sites

By |April 15th, 2013|

Michelle Moyer demonstrates how WSU’s vineyard site evaluation computer model works.

Dr. Michelle Moyer, Washington State [...]

Nutrient information needed

By |April 15th, 2013|

As yield expectations have soared in recent years, so has the importance of nutrient management.

Apple growers who were once [...]

Hudson Valley’s wholesalers

By |April 15th, 2013|

Two of the largest wholesale operations on the International Fruit Tree Association tour in New York were Crist Brothers [...]

Beware of weed resistance

By |April 15th, 2013|

It’s particularly important to keep up with weed control in a young orchard because [...]

The Top Five

By |April 15th, 2013|

Soil has been called the “living skin” of planet Earth, an essential but fragile part of the bio­sphere. As [...]