May 15th 2010 Issue

Maine apples wanted

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John Bunker examines an apple at the Sandy River Orchard, Mercer, Maine, with 90-year-old Francis Fenton, owner (in blue).

These are

Preventing pear rot

By |May 15th, 2010|

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Dr. David Sugar, plant pathologist at Oregon State University, says the nitrogen and calcium levels in the orchard can affect

You hear that buzz?

By |May 15th, 2010|

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SweeTango orchards like this one at Pepin Heights produced enough fruit last year to start the buzz, which could rise

Geneva releases four new rootstocks

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Four rootstocks were released this winter where they join seven others in the stable of Geneva apple rootstocks. Three of

Good Job

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Harold Thome is Pomesters’ Fruit Man of the Year
Harold Thome, a fourth-generation apple grower on Fruit Ridge near Comstock Park,

Moth poses little risk in Taiwan

By |May 15th, 2010|

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Dr. Lisa Neven is studying the survival of codling moth larvae in tropical conditions.

There is little risk of codling moth

Protect trees from weeds and pests

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Control weeds while they’re small and easy to kill, so they don’t compete with the young trees.

In a new orchard,

Cherries still top summer produce item

By |May 15th, 2010|

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Market research conducted during the 2009 season on behalf of the Northwest Cherry Growers shows that cherries maintain the number-one

Exploring tunnels

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To best use valuable space, Greg Lang planted rows close and trained trees tall and narrow into a fruiting wall.

Benefits of tunnels

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Greg Lang explains how he removes buds in order to develop a whorl of limbs around the tree axis.

High tunnels

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