May 1st 2013 Issue

Why organic cherries are in decline

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Organic cherry acreage in Washington State was up. Now it’s down. What’s behind the flux in acreage?

Organic cherry acreage [...]

Top five things to consider before going organic

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When you heard at the coffee shop that organic Honeycrisp apples were returning well over $1,000 a bin to [...]

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

By |May 1st, 2013|

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