February 15th 2012 Issue

Bunch rot, a different beast

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

New fungicides benefit from lessons of Benlate

By |February 15th, 2012|

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

Last Bite–The Empire State apple

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

Strategies for controlling bacterial spot

By |February 15th, 2012|

The O’Henry peach variety is a poster child, highly susceptible to bacterial spot. Symptoms include fruit spots, [...]

Good Stuff

By |February 15th, 2012|

Tote bagger Graybill Machines, Inc., of Lititz, Pennsylvania, which specializes in designing [...]

Growers fear loss of antibiotics

By |February 15th, 2012|

The shape of organic apple production in the future could well hinge on decisions made in the next [...]

In The Box

By |February 15th, 2012|

What’s the appeal? Dear Good Fruit Grower: I’d like to respond to the recent articles “What’s [...]

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 [...]