Apple industry readies itself for the big thing called Cosmic Crisp

By |June 21st, 2017|

Planting surge of highly hyped Cosmic Crisp is likely to test growers, packers, marketers — and consumers.

What you learn from 50 million years of apple genetic history

By |June 12th, 2017|

Apple germplasm repository in Geneva, New York, contains enormous collection of genetic diversity that likely holds fruit’s deep secrets.

Northwest wine grape industry to streamline clean plant regulations

By |June 7th, 2017|

Coming clean at the Clean Plant Center Northwest

Fire leads to new way of cherry drying business

By |May 31st, 2017|

High and dry innovation by California cherry family.

What’s hiding in your orchard?

By |May 22nd, 2017|

A survey of cherry viruses in Oregon has turned up none that are new to the Pacific Northwest, which is a good thing. However, at least two new viruses, and possibly a third, have been detected in Oregon for the first time — and two of the three could have a significant impact on cherry production if not controlled.

Make the most of your mulch – Video

By |May 17th, 2017|

Pruning wood and mowing weeds can provide extra food for soil organisms that help keep trees healthy.

H-2A expands despite costs

By |May 11th, 2017|

Even with political questions, legal risks and high costs, growers across the U.S. continue to hire foreign guest workers.

Together on tour – Gallery

By |April 12th, 2017|

2017 IFTA road trips to remember

What’s your ideal orchard system?

By |April 12th, 2017|

Finding the ideal system for your orchards can be trial and error, but luckily, Mike Robinson likes to experiment.

Which comes first, the trellis or the trees?

By |April 12th, 2017|

Allan says he prefers to plant the dormant, cut-back sleeping eyes for the V-trellis system

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