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    Mechanical thinning can damage spurs, leaf tissue and flowers

Mechanical thinning can damage spurs, leaf tissue and flowers

By |March 25th, 2014|

Mechanical thinning looks like a ­promising technique for reducing the amount of labor-intensive hand thinning required in order to [...]

Bee renting tips

By |March 19th, 2014|

Smith helps growers and beekeepers come together agreeably

Pollen tube growth model makes thinning more precise

By |March 19th, 2014|

Blossom-time apple thinning model explored for eastern growers.

Protecting your high-value crop

By |March 19th, 2014|

Orchard netting may be cost effective for high-value varieties like Honeycrisp.

Save money by applying pesticides where it’s needed

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Perimeter sprays: Growers can save money applying pesticides only where they’re most needed.

Bird vs. bird

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Raptors seem to instill panic and lasting fear in nuisance birds.

Scare tactics: Bird management

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Birds know when fruit is ripe, and it’s hard to convince them to stay away.

Stinkbug monitoring tools are a high priority

By |March 3rd, 2014|

Researchers aren’t yet recommending that growers trap for stinkbug.

Wenatchee’s Cascade Analytical offers cleaning & sanitation workshop March 4-5

By |February 24th, 2014|

Cascade Analytical is offering a two-day workshop March 4-5   for fresh produce packers & fresh-cut processors to provide information [...]

Packing capacity grows in Michigan

By |January 30th, 2014|

Michigan apple packers are in an expansion mode.