Beating the competition to help new plantings

By |April 16th, 2015|

In young orchards, good weed control is essential for fast, early growth and high yields.

Use winter weeds to improve soil

By |December 16th, 2014|

Winter weeds are a cheap way of improving and adding organic matter to soil. It is costly and difficult [...]

Four reasons to manage the orchard floor

By |April 21st, 2014|

Several forces at work suggest that orchardists should look more closely at how they manage the floors of their orchards and vineyards.

Managing orchard weeds

By |April 21st, 2014|

Fruit growers are always looking for better, cheaper ways of controlling vegetation under the trees in their orchards, but, in general, weed control gets more expensive and more complicated.

Sustainable organics

By |January 7th, 2014|

Jim Koan wants organic practices to be based on science, not politics.

A common sense organic approach

By |January 6th, 2014|

Silver Apple Award winner Ray Fuller approaches organic production from a scientific point of view.

New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do [...]

Nothing easy about organic weed control

By |May 1st, 2013|

Research in a newly planted organic vineyard showed just how difficult and labor-intensive weed control is under organic conditions. [...]

Orchard ground covers

By |April 15th, 2013|

For 21 years now, Dr. Ian Merwin has tended a 320-tree apple orchard on the eastern shore of Cayuga [...]

Beware of weed resistance

By |April 15th, 2013|

It’s particularly important to keep up with weed control in a young orchard because [...]