May 1st 2011 Issue

Counting the benefits of biocontrol

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A more expensive pesticide might be more economical if it lets natural enemies do their work.

What growers have learned

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Bull suckers are already becoming obvious in this block of cherries on the Upright Fruiting Offshoots system that was [...]

Cutting costs of IPM

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Vince Jones at Washington State University is testing the new Z-Trap, which zaps insects and records when they were [...]

The art of tart

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Six MBA students say a single-strength tart cherry juice produced and marketed by a grower cooperative could be a [...]

Knouse has wide reach

By |May 1st, 2011|

Knouse Foods is a large fruit-processing company with seven processing plants in three states and 1,500 employees packing apple [...]

Growers gain UFO experience

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Workers at Orchard View Farms tie cherry trees to the wire for training to the new Upright Fruiting Offshoots [...]

How big is the orchard footprint?

By |May 1st, 2011|

The galvanized wire used for trellises might contribute significantly to the environmental footprint of an orchard because of the [...]

Good Point – Save “Lassie”

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In late March, Elizabeth Taylor died at age 79 after a long career in front of wedding cakes and [...]

Help needed for invasive stinkbug

By |May 1st, 2011|

Brown marmorated stinkbugs overwinter in protected areas, emerge in April in the mid-Atlantic area, and lay eggs from May [...]

Effective, economical weed control

By |May 1st, 2011|

The Wonder Weeder and similar tools deliver orchard weed control at less cost than chemical controls.

The Holy Grail that [...]