Sunburn and sunscald: Beware the warning signs – Video

By |August 14th, 2017|

Sunburn and sunscald research underway in sunny Chile could lead to tools that would benefit growers in all arid regions.

Orchard mechanization gains momentum

By |August 8th, 2017|

Growers increasingly find ways to adopt new technologies across all four seasons.

Overcoming the pear plateau: Interpera 2017 – Video

By |July 28th, 2017|

Growers gather to share ideas to increase production, which has been flat for the past 10 years around most of the world.

Tim Akita, a young grower from Dallesport, Washington

By |July 28th, 2017|

Tim is a fourth-generation farmer who works both as a chiropractor in The Dalles, Oregon, and runs the family farm that his great-grandfather, Nobuhei Akita, started in 1931.

The quest for new varieties, cold-hardy rootstock

By |July 28th, 2017|

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Researchers from around the world presented their latest findings regarding cold-hardy rootstocks and new varieties during the Interpera conference in

New blueberry varieties may stretch season, refresh slowing market

By |July 25th, 2017|

The blues are changing their tune

IFTA Summer Tour wraps up with focus on research, frost

By |July 18th, 2017|

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The Michigan tree fruit industry is chock full of innovative growers rapidly diversifying, modernizing and making research-backed changes designed to

Cowgill: Improving rootstocks for peaches

By |July 18th, 2017|

By Win Cowgill: After NC-140 research project’s success, new studies hope to do the same with peaches.

IFTA in Michigan, Day One: fruit set was not affected by netting

By |July 16th, 2017|

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In western Michigan, the center of the state’s fresh apple industry is located on a geographic landmark known as the

Lake Ontario Tour shows wide range of New York tree fruit farming

By |July 12th, 2017|

The only consistency on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program tour this summer was the humidity. Otherwise, the five-farm tour organized by Cornell University Cooperative Extension covered a remarkably diverse swath of tree fruit farming in a narrow band along Lake Ontario’s shores: new high density apple plantings and apple orchards far older than this reporter, along with high density peaches, berries, and a brand new cidery.

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