December 2012 Issue

Factors affecting profit

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Tree density has a highly significant positive effect on yield.
Tree density has a highly significant effect on trunk [...]

Tips for succession planning

By |December 1st, 2012|

Bob Betz and Steve Griessel offer these suggestions to growers, winemakers, and others involved in agriculture interested in developing [...]

Eradication not likely

By |December 1st, 2012|

The light brown apple moth is about a quarter of an inch long.
PHOTO BY R. ANSON EAGLIN, USDA [...]

How long can this last?

By |December 1st, 2012|

Consumer demand for Honeycrisp apples is so intense and the return so high that growers can afford to spend [...]

Prune for size

By |December 1st, 2012|

Producing fruit today requires higher and higher degrees of innovation. Profit margins are small, and quality demands are high. [...]

Information is key

By |December 1st, 2012|

As incoming president of the Washington State Horticultural Association, Jeff Cleveringa hopes to strengthen the association’s role in keeping [...]

New research orchard structures

By |December 1st, 2012|

Cravo roof in a closed position.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CRAVO

New protected orchard structures were installed last spring at Michigan [...]

Good Point: Real estate activity by region

By |December 1st, 2012|

Beginning in late 2011 and continuing into 2012, there’s been increased real estate activity in the Pacific Northwest, driven [...]

Newest AVA

By |December 1st, 2012|

Cameron Fries of White Heron Cellars was one of several who worked to create the new Ancient Lakes AVA.

Land is scarce and costly

By |December 1st, 2012|

Farmland has become scarce and expensive as growers plow their profits back into their operations.

Tree fruit growers who have [...]