New Developments

Who knew? DNA research shows honeycrisp has a royal ancestor.

By |April 26th, 2017|

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A University of Minnesota researcher has found new answers to the origin of Honeycrisp and if apples had blood, this

Cost falls to renew pear scald chemical

By |April 26th, 2017|

Pear industry leads the way to renew growers’ access to the scald-controlling chemical.

Cider makers embrace regional variation

By |April 26th, 2017|

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Google the phrase “The Napa Valley of Hard Cider.”

Turns out, a lot of places, including southwest Michigan, New York’s

Native flora can attract beneficial insects to the vineyards and orchards

By |April 25th, 2017|

Between rows, think local

Studies show no downside to trying cover crops in vineyards

By |April 25th, 2017|

Beneath the vines

What’s going on down there? Facts about organic matter

By |April 25th, 2017|

Researchers share knowledge about the underground dynamics of fresh organic matter.

Gillison’s Variety Fabrication donates mechanical planter to Michigan State University

By |April 21st, 2017|

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A donated piece of equipment will help Michigan State University fruit research stations plant more trees faster.

Gillison’s Variety Fabrication donated

WSU’s continuing search for endowed chair of soil science

By |April 21st, 2017|

“The Soil of Contemplation”

Let vigor be your guide : Video

By |April 19th, 2017|

Precision crop load management strategies lower risk and raise fruit quality.

How to manage weeds and nitrogen in organic orchards

By |April 19th, 2017|

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Managing weeds and maintaining nitrogen in organic apple production is an expensive and labor-intensive task.

In short, it isn’t easy. Organic

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