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.
  • Choose the right rootstock for Honeycrisp

Choose the right rootstock for Honeycrisp

  • April 10th, 2014

The ideal rootstock for Honeycrisp is one that promotes moderate tree vigor along with good productivity, says Dr. Terence Robinson, horticulturist at Cornell University, New York.

Many growers who are using the precocious dwarfing Malling 9 or Budagovsky 9 rootstocks are having difficulty getting the trees to grow to fill [...]