Cornell asks growers for info on stinkbugs affecting crops

  • April 29th, 2014

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 gathering information that will help defeat the pest. Growers who complete the 10-minute BMSB survey can [...]

Nurseries fund East Malling research

  • April 24th, 2014
The International New-Varieties Network has committed to provide more than $672,000 over the next six years to support apple and pear rootstock research at East Malling Research in Kent, England.
  • Calculate target yield

Calculate target yield

  • April 16th, 2014

Many factors contribute to the profitability of an orchard. The two most important factors are marketable yield per hectare and the price received for the fruit. Early yields also have a big impact on profitability of a new orchard. In the early years of an orchard, tree density generally [...]

  • Herbicide-resistance raises concerns

Herbicide-resistance raises concerns

  • April 15th, 2014
Specialty crops growers, especially those who grow grapes, will have new cause for concern in 2015 when new genetically modified field crops are expected to come to fields near their orchards and vineyards.