April 1st 2011 Issue

ARM studied in cherries

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In the cherry orchards of northwest Michigan around Traverse City, growers use a mixture of methods to control their archenemies:

Growth regulator for nurseries

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A growth regulator called Tiberon (cyclanalide) is available to stimulate branching of fruit trees, but it is only registered for

Does ARM still work in modern orchards?

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Penn State entomologist Dr. Larry Hull has spent much of his 35-plus-year career perfecting and advocating a technique called alternate

Inducing branching in tree fruits

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With high-density trellised systems for apples, the goal is to maximize yield, and a good fruit-bearing surface is needed to

Packer takes a big step forward

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Robots scan the barcodes of packed boxes of apples and stack 49 on each pallet, ready for shipping. Photos

Last Bite

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In 1966, Michigan placed this historical marker at the South Haven Experiment Station com­mem­orating Stanley Johnston’s work and the peaches

Clean plant center has new manager

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James Susaimuthu inspects plant material in the Fruit Tree Clean Plant Center’s greenhouse.

One of the goals of Dr. James Susaimuthu,

Irrigating apples in the Northeast

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Sap flow gauges were used to measure the flow of water through the trunk of a tree.

Researchers working in the

How to manage scab and mildew

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Powdery mildew appears as superficial, white powdery growth on leaves and shoots that results in the stunting and distortion of

Using soil moisture sensors

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Troy Peters, left, explains the functions of a neutron probe to Washington State University students Prossie Nakawuka, middle, and Romulus

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