August 2011 Issue

What’s hot in grape varieties

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Jeff Sample has a small greenhouse that he uses to grow cuttings and increase the number of vines that he

Good Stuff

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Jack Everhart, left, New Holland, Inc., congratulates John Riel, right, of Burrows Tractor.

Recognition for Burrows
The New Holland dealership Burrows Tractor,

Building a better fly trap

By |August 1st, 2011|

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The spotted wing drosophila is easy to catch using cheap and readily available baits.

Apple cider vinegar is being recommended for

Quality wine by the glass

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James Martin spent two years converting the ground flour of the old flour mill into a tasting room and production

European rule takes the shine off apples

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The European Union is refusing to accept apples treated with a wax containing morpholine or other amines, which means U.S.

Problems with pear ripening

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The ripening inhibitor SmartFresh (MCP) holds promise for maintaining pear quality over a longer period of time and reducing disorders

Special assessment would fund research

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A referendum will be held soon to find out if growers are willing to pay a special assessment to enhance

Twin leaders fill canopy quickly

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Ray Fuller (right) and Andrew Del Rosario discuss a twin-leader block that Fuller planted in 2008. The trees were whips,

First forecast of U.S. apple crop

By |August 1st, 2011|

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It takes true grit to try to assess the size and quality of the United States apple crop on the

Last Bite

By |August 1st, 2011|

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Elberta is not highly colored, but it has good flavor, bears dependably, and is widely adapted—traits the helped it dominate

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