August 2010 Issue

There’s promise in new pruning method

By |August 1st, 2010|

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Michigan State University horticulturist Dr. Greg Lang visited Stefano Musacchi in Italy in 2008, and subsequently invited him to speak

Good Job

By |August 1st, 2010|

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New AgWeatherNet director
Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom, a professor of agrometeorology and crop modeling, has been appointed director of Washington State University’s

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

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