April 1st 2012 Issue

Underground drip irrigation serves two purposes

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Water is plentiful in the fruit-growing area along Lake Michigan’s eastern shore, so it’s not scarcity that’s an issue. The

New York apple growers on alert for strep-resistant fireblight

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Dead terminal shoots on apple trees caused by infection by fireblight bacteria.
COURTESY OF KERIK COX

Apple growers in New York State

Seasonal workers essential but costly

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Having to rely on migrant labor has never been an easy game for fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada.

While a

Tallying the costs

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Tree fruit growers in British Columbia’s Okanagan ­Valley typically require about 3,300 seasonal workers annually. But working with foreign migrants

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