May 1st 2011 Issue

What growers have learned

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Bull suckers are already becoming obvious in this block of cherries on the Upright Fruiting Offshoots system that was planted

The art of tart

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Six MBA students say a single-strength tart cherry juice produced and marketed by a grower cooperative could be a marketplace

Combining wine tasting with nature

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The upper slopes of Washington’s Red Mountain come alive in the spring with flowers of lupine, phlox, and

Growers gain UFO experience

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Workers at Orchard View Farms tie cherry trees to the wire for training to the new Upright Fruiting Offshoots system.

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Attracting beneficial insects

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A sticky trap monitors beneficial insect abundance near flowering yarrow plants. After evaluating more than 40

Good Point – Save “Lassie”

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In late March, Elizabeth Taylor died at age 79 after a long career in front of wedding cakes and movie

Effective, economical weed control

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The Wonder Weeder and similar tools deliver orchard weed control at less cost than chemical controls.

The Holy Grail that organic

Promoting tart cherries on a tiny budget

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The tart cherry industry is in year four of an advertising and promotion campaign developed by the Chicago advertising agency

Old Southern apples star in book

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Disharoon, an old, north Georgia apple thought to have been cultivated by native Americans, came to Lee Calhoun’s orchard in

Prepare for future technology

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Orchard structure will be a critical factor in the success of the tree fruit industry of the future because orchards

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