By Melissa Hansen|2014-02-24T19:16:22+00:00February 15th, 2010|
Powdery mildew is a tough disease to control for Pacific Northwest cherry growers, but it’s even tougher for organic growers
By Melissa Hansen|2014-02-24T19:23:48+00:00February 15th, 2010|
Orchards that have secondary bloom or have later-blooming varieties are more at risk for fireblight infection.
Controlling fireblight without antibiotics is
By admin|2014-02-24T19:44:15+00:00February 15th, 2010|
Apple scab overwinters in infected leaves on the orchard floor. Spores from the dead leaves are produced in the spring
By Melissa Hansen|2014-02-24T19:41:33+00:00February 15th, 2010|
Ask the following questions before choosing a nursery, suggests Cameron Nursery’s Paul Tvergyak.
Longevity—How long has the company been in business?
By Melissa Hansen|2014-02-24T19:37:38+00:00February 15th, 2010|
Focus on what you can control was the message given to growers by cherry marketers who shared thoughts on how
By Melissa Hansen|2014-02-24T19:09:18+00:00February 15th, 2010|
This is the fourth in a series of articles covering all aspects of planning and establishing a competitive orchard.
By Melissa Hansen|2014-02-24T19:13:52+00:00February 15th, 2010|
Left, Sleeping eye. Middle: Standard tree. Right: Potted trees. Bottom: Bench grafts.
Several types of trees are available from nurseries for
By admin|2014-02-24T19:56:12+00:00February 15th, 2010|
Workers harvest two-year-old Honeycrisp trees at C&O Nursery in Quincy, Washington.
Bench graft: Starts out as a rootstock, with the rootstock taken
By Melissa Hansen|2014-02-24T19:53:05+00:00February 15th, 2010|
As production volumes increase for Honeycrisp apples, the need for a longer marketing window becomes more important. Researchers like Ines
By Melissa Hansen|2014-02-24T19:49:29+00:00February 15th, 2010|
When researching rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries, it’s obvious that rain is a requirement. Two years of research, though yielding