February 15th 2010 Issue

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

By |February 15th, 2010|

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

By |February 15th, 2010|

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 [...]

Moving larger crops in the future

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Focus on what you can control was the message given to growers by cherry marketers who shared thoughts on [...]

Next generation branches out

By |February 15th, 2010|

The Young Grower Alliance is growing. It’s still shy of its official fourth birthday, but the YGA has expanded [...]

Long wait for immigration reform

By |February 15th, 2010|

Every year, the Valicoff Fruit Company in the Yakima Valley dutifully sends off W-2 tax forms for its pickers. [...]