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.