Apple thinning gets more predictable as scientists gain understanding.
Study looks at lightweight, Teflon-like material might have potential for protective clothing for pesticide applicators.
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.
Several forces at work suggest that orchardists should look more closely at how they manage the floors of their orchards and vineyards.
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.