February 15th 2010 Issue

Storing organic apples is not easy

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As Washington growers have ramped up production of organic apples, the volume of apples going into storage has also [...]

Choosing a nursery and trees

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This is the fourth in a series of articles covering all aspects of planning and establishing a competitive orchard.

Before [...]

Controlling mildew in organic cherries

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Powdery mildew is a tough disease to control for Pacific Northwest cherry growers, but it’s even tougher for organic [...]

Choosing type of tree

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Left, Sleeping eye. Middle: Standard tree. Right: Potted trees. Bottom: Bench grafts.

Several types of trees are available from nurseries [...]

Fireblight without antibiotics

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Orchards that have secondary bloom or have later-blooming varieties are more at risk for fireblight infection.

Controlling fireblight without antibiotics [...]

Types of trees

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Workers harvest two-year-old Honeycrisp trees at C&O Nursery in Quincy, Washington.

Bench graft: Starts out as a rootstock, with the rootstock [...]

Scab control more challenging

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Apple scab overwinters in infected leaves on the orchard floor. Spores from the dead leaves are produced in the [...]

Stretching storage of Honeycrisp

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As production volumes increase for Honeycrisp apples, the need for a longer marketing window becomes more important. Researchers like [...]

Questions to ask a prospective nursery

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Ask the following questions before choosing a nursery, ­suggests Cameron Nursery’s Paul Tvergyak.

Longevity—How long has the company been in [...]

Searching for cherry cracking strategies

By |February 15th, 2010|

When researching rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries, it’s obvious that rain is a requirement. Two years of research, though [...]