January 15th 2011 Issue

IFP universally followed in Italy

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Published January 15, 2011
The integrated fruit production certification program, a set of guidelines for horticultural practices, is the [...]

Grape grower pioneers hoops

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Covering part of an existing vineyard makes for easy comparison of grapes grown inside and grapes grown outside. It’s [...]

Cherry rootstocks of the future

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Smaller, more precocious cherry trees reduce labor costs and recoup investment sooner, says educator Lynn Long.

Published January 15, 2011

Task force to tackle food safety

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Published January 15, 2011
The Pacific Northwest tree fruit industry is forming a special task force to draw up [...]

Preplanting tips

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Published January 15, 2011
When ordering nursery trees, fruit growers often ask for large, tall, heavily-branched trees, and nurseries [...]

Wine is good for you

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Published January 15, 2011
Add health benefits to the list of what’s good about Washington State’s grape industry. Moderate [...]

Tart cherry of French heritage

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Montmorency tart cherries are bright red with yellowish flesh and clear juice. They ripen just after the early sweet [...]

Plethora of platforms

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Above, left: Called the Trifrut, this three-wheeled, hydraulic transmission tractor has a low profile for orchard canopies and a [...]

Staying profitable

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Hillsides near Bolzano are planted to apples and wine grapes, utilizing every meter of land.

Published January 15, 2011

An international [...]

Fruiting walls suit machinery

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Fruiting walls of Fuji.

Published January 15, 2011
The Institute of Agriculture at San Michele All’Adige looks for ways that [...]