There is likely not a “best” apple rootstock, though the replant-tolerant Geneva rootstocks (G.41, G.214, G.935, G.210, G.30, G.890) are much better than the available standards of Budagovksy 9, Mark, Malling 9 clones, M.26 and
Pear growers in the Pacific Northwest expect the 2014 harvest to be down from last season’s record crop, as reported in their annual estimate released this week.
With good weather in Oregon and Washington’s major growing regions,
One of the great strengths of the American food industry is the strong partnerships between universities and grower groups. That’s especially evident in Washington State, where Washington State University has a huge and positive presence
The much anticipated WA 38 apple variety will go by the brand name Cosmic Crisp, Washington State University announced today.
The university also unveiled a new web page for the variety.
The name derives from little
Cornell University, New York, is asking growers to complete an online survey of how stinkbugs are affecting crops.
The university is surveying growers to assess the impact of the brown marmorated stinkbug on crops and is
A Pennsylvania researcher warns growers south of New York, where trees grow more vigorously, that they might want to take a cautious approach on adoption of summer pruning and shearing to create fruiting walls.
Tree fruit growers may one day have a new way to dramatically improve soil quality in low-organic-matter soils. Imagine being able to add organic matter that will last thousands of years, essentially permanently affecting soil tilth and structure, instead of the few years you can get using cover crops and mulches. The “new” form of organic material is called biochar.