May 1st 2013 Issue

Organic hurdles

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Growing apples in the eastern United States under USDA organic certification standards is not easy, and it’s still not [...]

Optimizing production

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With some new apple varieties, like Honeycrisp, selling for more than $50 a box wholesale, suddenly orchards are capable [...]

Fruiting walls with windows

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In Italy, where mechanical pruning is being used to form fruiting walls, researchers and growers are already looking at [...]

Fruiting wall principles

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The tall spindle orchard design that is being so steadfastly encouraged by researchers—and adopted by growers—in the eastern United [...]

Food Alliance’s future uncertain

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A lack of funding has forced the Food Alliance to suspend its operations, though its licensed producers will be [...]