August 2010 Issue

Minnesota growers feel excluded

By |August 1st, 2010|

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A key question for Minnesota growers is whether SweeTango is a club, niche apple of minor consequence or a “Honeycrisp

Nitrogen fertilization in apples

By |August 1st, 2010|

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Even after years of scientific research, getting the correct level of nitrogen into apple trees remains in many ways an

Advantages of foliar nitrogen

By |August 1st, 2010|

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Foliar applications of nitrogen have a number of advantages, says Dr. Lailiang Cheng, a Cornell ­University scientist.

Combined with tissue analysis,

Nutrient needs by apple trees

By |August 1st, 2010|

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Getting the right nutrient levels in the orchard starts with answering the basic questions: How much of each element does

Storing Honeycrisp

By |August 1st, 2010|

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A new CA control system supplied by Storage Control Systems, Sparta, Michigan, was installed at Michigan State University in 2008.

Farmworker housing opens in Othello

By |August 1st, 2010|

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The Othello Housing Authority’s new Lugar Seguro (Safe Place) housing development has 19 units designed to accommodate 96 farm­workers and

Target fruit

By |August 1st, 2010|

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The optimized orchard system generates high production and high-value target fruit. The trees have little structural wood and are supported

Mechanical thin cherries

By |August 1st, 2010|

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The Darwin string thinner is attached to the front of the tractor. The Bonner is in the background.
Mechanical thinning equipment

Answers to food safety questions

By |August 1st, 2010|

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The Center for Produce Safety held its first produce research symposium in June to review projects it has sponsored.

Chris Schlect,

Water stress impacts cherries

By |August 1st, 2010|

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Denise Neilsen explains how an atmometer is used in a cherry irrigation experiment at the Summerland research center in British

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