April 1st 2014 Issue

Which is better for growing apples, angled or upright?

By |April 11th, 2014|

Growers and researchers weigh in.

Honeycrisp: Grow it, then crop it

By |April 10th, 2014|

Although growers want to reap early returns from their Honeycrisp plantings, they need to let the trees grow first.

Spreading shoots of young apple trees

By |April 10th, 2014|

Proper spreading of shoots and branches is an important step in developing a productive orchard.

Choose the right rootstock for Honeycrisp

By |April 10th, 2014|

The ideal rootstock for Honeycrisp is one that promotes moderate tree vigor along with good productivity, says Dr. Terence [...]

Electric orchard equipment progress

By |April 7th, 2014|

Orchardists are showing interest in electric power, and it’s coming, slowly.

Are you the employer of choice?

By |April 7th, 2014|

Three apple producers look to mechanization to help deal with potential labor shortages.

Sean & Joe Naumes, Young Growers from Medford Oregon

By |April 5th, 2014|

growers / Medford, Oregon

(Sean, left) age / 24
crops / Pears and vineyard
education / Santa Clara University
title [...]

The good and bad of deficit irrigation

By |April 4th, 2014|

Partial root zone drying deficit irrigation has potential for white varieties.

Nursery is going out strong

By |April 3rd, 2014|

Family operated Columbia Basin Nursery is selling its last trees.

Reducing food safety risks at every opportunity

By |April 3rd, 2014|

Research is assessing the food safety risks of tree fruit production practices.