April 1st 2010 Issue

Australia testing two new pears

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Garry Langford says testers will be licensed to grow trees for five years to produce enough pears for sampling.

Two new

IFTA Makes Awards to Key People

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The International Fruit Tree Association gave awards during the winter conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in early March.

Phil Brown, owner

Irrigation options

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Plantings at Yakima Valley Orchards are irrigated with drip. Travis Allan checks on a Honeycrisp block planted in 2007 where

The lowdown on drip

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Drip irrigation systems are designed to deliver water precisely and uniformly to the crop roots and often results in water

Check soil before planting

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The period between removing an orchard and replanting is a good time to correct the soil pH and nutrient levels

Drench in the orchard

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Single-bin drenching with a postharvest fungicide is being tested. Research shows that the sooner a fungicide is applied after harvest,

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