Night shift: Harvesting apples at night

A shift from ladders to illuminated platforms allows pickers to work day or night.


What’s the best rootstock for Honeycrisp?

  • November 27th, 2013

The loss of a hillside of Gala trees in a big storm in 2009 opened up an opportunity for Michigan grower Joe Rasch to use that land to participate in a national trial evaluating Honeycrisp on 32 ­different rootstocks.

Rasch is collaborating with Dr. Terence ­Robinson, research horticulturist with Cornell [...]

Hedging your bets

  • November 27th, 2013
Michigan growers hear that everyone will be hedging their fruiting walls in five years to reduce their labor costs.
  • A passion for research

A passion for research

  • November 22nd, 2013
Jim McFerson is passionate about bringing the benefits of research and extension to the entire tree fruit industry
  • East Malling Research turns 100 this year

East Malling Research turns 100 this year

  • November 21st, 2013
East Malling’s story began March 1, 1913, when the first nine hectares of land were purchased to undertake “the study of problems met with in the actual culture of fruit trees and bushes.”
  • New comment period set on deregulation of Arctic apples

New comment period set on deregulation of Arctic apples

A second, “final,” 30-day period has opened during which the public may comment on deregulation of Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ non-browning apples, Arctic Golden and Arctic Granny. The period ends December 9.

Arctic apples are genetically modified versions of Golden Delicious and Granny Smith. When cut or bruised, they do not [...]