April 1st 2011 Issue

Manager ready to tackle real problems

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Dr. James Susaimuthu, program manager of the Fruit Tree Clean Plant Center at Prosser, Washington, attended ­­college in India before

When do grapevines need irrigation?

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Markus Keller says that regulated deficit irrigation can be beneficial for most red wine grape varieties, but timing of stress

Biennial bearing

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Developing seeds inside apples send strong signals to apple shoots telling them not to set flower buds for the next

Thinning for larger fruit

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One way to get consistent crops of large, high quality apples is to hand thin to size. So if you

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

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