December 2006 Issue

New AVA boasts fine wine, not snakes

By |December 1st, 2006|

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An inside view of grapes grown on the Lyre trellis system at the Outlook Vineyard. Yields can be

Storing Honeycrisp

By |December 1st, 2006|

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As production of Honeycrisp increases, the apple industry will need to know how best to store the variety, Dr. Dana

H-2A provides a reliable work force

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Rob Valicoff used H-2A guest workers for the first time this year, hoping to ensure a legal work

Companies help farmers

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Several companies are helping growers to comply with the complexities of the federal foreign guest-worker program. Employers using the H-2A

Sticker shows apple maturity

By |December 1st, 2006|

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Robert Klein’s sticker turns color as an apple ripens. A thumbnail-sized white sticker that turns blue

Do guest workers pencil out?

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Is an employer better off trying to recruit workers at the orchard or bringing in

Thinking outside the box

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“I’m looking for someone who wants to buy some unique and irreplaceable equipment to carry on the business.”

Heusers head TO 50th annual meeting

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Wally Heuser has never missed an annual meeting in the entire history of the International Fruit Tree Association, and will

In My View: Mike Gempler

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Uncontrolled illegal immigration has caused rapid change and destabilization in some communities, resulting in resentment, fear, and economic and social

Good to Know: Growing Quality Montmorency Cherries

By |December 1st, 2006|

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Weather conditions in 2006 were not kind to Montmorency cherries in some areas of Michigan’s

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