February 15th 2012 Issue

New fungicides benefit from lessons of Benlate

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Fruit growers will have new fungicides this year to help manage diseases as diverse as leaf spot in [...]

A flair for selling fruit

By |February 15th, 2012|

Left: Sidney Kuhn, 32, owns the direct marketing arm of Kuhn Orchards. Right: David Wenk and [...]

Dealing with carbon dioxide sensitivity

By |February 15th, 2012|

Left: In carbon dioxide-sensitive apple varieties, like these Golden Delicious, fruit harvested early tends to have peel [...]

New generation finds marketing niche

By |February 15th, 2012|

Sidney, left, her father David, and Katy Lesser Clowney sort apples that have come back from the [...]

Access to China is near

By |February 15th, 2012|

It’s been almost two decades since the U.S. pear industry began pushing for access to China, but it [...]

Food alliance certifies eastern orchards

By |February 15th, 2012|

Last year, Three Springs Fruit Farm, operated by Dave, John, and Ben Wenk [...]

Bunch rot, a different beast

By |February 15th, 2012|

Michelle Moyer reminds growers who had powdery mildew problems last year to prepare for disease carryover this [...]

Manage resistance at the warehouse

By |February 15th, 2012|

Chang-Lin Xiao recommends that use of Penbotec and Scholar alternate from year to year to [...]

Last Bite–The Empire State apple

By |February 15th, 2012|

Empire was developed in an effort to combine the sweetness of McIntosh with the flavor of Red [...]

Learn to store Honeycrisp

By |February 15th, 2012|

Above: Honeycrisp is sensitive to chilling disorders such as soggy breakdown. Center top: Radial browning is another [...]