New Developments

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

Grower says bloom thinning by hand gets the results he wants

By |April 19th, 2017|

Let hands take hold

Too hot to handle calcium

By |April 17th, 2017|

Unusually warm, dry weather reduces the effectiveness of calcium sprays for growers in the Eastern United States.

What’s your ideal orchard system?

By |April 12th, 2017|

Finding the ideal system for your orchards can be trial and error, but luckily, Mike Robinson likes to experiment.

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