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.

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

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

Effective, economical weed control

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

The Holy Grail that [...]

Late grafting can be successful

By |May 1st, 2011|

Imperial Gala on Tatura Trellis were bark grafted in early October (spring) 2009. A severe wind and rainstorm in [...]

Promoting tart cherries on a tiny budget

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The tart cherry industry is in year four of an advertising and promotion campaign developed by the Chicago advertising [...]

Old Southern apples star in book

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Disharoon, an old, north Georgia apple thought to have been cultivated by native Americans, came to Lee Calhoun’s orchard [...]

Combining wine tasting with nature

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The upper slopes of Washington’s Red Mountain come alive in the spring with flowers of lupine, phlox, [...]

Prepare for future technology

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Orchard structure will be a critical factor in the success of the tree fruit industry of the future because [...]

Attracting beneficial insects

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A sticky trap monitors beneficial insect abundance near flowering yarrow plants. After evaluating more than [...]