April 15th 2008 Issue

Diversifying to survive

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Tad Kozuki tries to find varieties of tree fruits that will set them apart from others.

No progress in talks with China

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Access to China for more U.S. apple varieties and fresh pears were topics on the agenda at the U.S.–China Plant

Families persevere with Fuji

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Malling 7 rootstocks and a V-trellis system seem to work best for Fuji and Gala apples at Britton

First Bite

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How does one start a perennial fruit crop? By planting it into the ground. The soil. That is where it

Good Stuff

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Sweet but lethalSucraShield, a new pesticide made from natural sugars and food-grade fatty acids, is labeled for control of soft-bodied

Minimal pruning has maximum benefits

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Kevin Day describes the minimal pruning technique to IFTA members. By doing minimal pruning in the

Good question

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A weak U.S. dollar means different things to different people and countries. When measured against

Challenges to growing cherries

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In mid-February, these Brooks cherry buds were already starting to push. These cherries are some of the earliest

Fertilizer suppliers and users

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The world’s largest fertilizer users are the United States, China, India, Russia, and Brazil, according to The Fertilizer Institute.

Prepare site before replanting

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Before an orchard is replanted, the soil should be ripped and cross ripped to a depth of two

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