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.
Mechanical thinning looks like a promising technique for reducing the amount of labor-intensive hand thinning required in order to grow a good crop of nice-sized apples.
That’s the conclusion reached by a team of researchers from
The synergistic effect of pesticides in hives.
Blossom-time apple thinning model explored for eastern growers.
Perimeter sprays: Growers can save money applying pesticides only where they’re most needed.