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Fruit growers need to take on the processed-food industry in the same way that people challenged the tobacco industry a generation ago, Australian nutritionist Dr.
Dr. Scott Johnson’s stone fruit nutrient deficiency studies have led researchers to look anew at traditional nutrient analysis sampling methods and deficiency threshold levels. Based
Harry Roberts of Alexandra, New Zealand, is growing new varieties of apricots. Orchardists in the South Island of New Zealand are
Pears with cork spot have bumpy surfaces and brown corky lesions in the flesh. Cork spot, a disorder of pears caused
Although a golf theme was used by the Dunham company, it is believed that the owner was not a golfer, but that he
Corey Bonsen is working with 40 growers in the Naches watershed who are participating in the national Conservation Securtiy Program. PHOTO BY MELISSA
Brett Drescher of Washington (left) and Chris Kropf of Michigan discuss the phenomenal production at Richard Hoddy’s orchard. Members of the
Native plants are potentially beneficial cover crops because they are already adapted to the area’s rainfall and climate. But seeds of native cover crops may
As a young girl growing up near Beltsville, Maryland, Gwen Hoheisel didn’t like getting dirty and she hated bugs. Today,
Cereal rye mixed with resident vegetation is used as a cover crop in this eastern Washington vineyard. Cover crops are
The California poppy may have potential as a cover crop to attract beneficial insects to eastern Washington vineyards. Washington State University
There are many techniques that growers can use to reduce their expense for weed control. Weeds can impact vineyards in more
1) Mark the spot where the sprayer is parked when filling the tank with water. Know the total volume of the tank and the effective boom
Compost is not hard to make on the farm once the basics of composting are understood, says Dr. Lynne Carpenter-Boggs. Composting is simply decomposition
Through a new research project, scientists are inducing zinc deficiencies in trees grown in sand tanks to learn more efficient ways of applying the micronutrients
As interest grows in reducing the use of chemical fertilizers and synthetic pesticides, producers are now paying more attention to soil quality, with some looking
Len Pugsley walked miles, hurting with every step, in an effort to get fit again. But the most painful moment was yet to
To illustrate how soil electrical conductivity works, Craig Walters uses a science experiment from high school. "Remember in high school when we wrapped nails
These cherry trees are growing in plastic bags so they can be put into cold storage in winter to delay bloom.
The use of soil electrical conductivity mapping by orchardists and vineyardists is still considered to be in the "early adopter" stage, but that number is
Sixteen New Zealand apple growers have planted the French club variety Delblush, which is sold under the trade name Tentation.
An Esteem-intoxicated obliquebanded leafroller larva showing deformities to its external body structures. This article is the second in a series intended
With the spring apple blossom time upon us, it might seem a bit early to be thinking about harvest, but
British Columbia fruit growers are spearheading an initiative to help prevent Washington State orchardists from dumping cheap apples and cherries into Canada. At
New Zealand orchardists are making a rapid shift to dwarfing rootstocks for their new apple plantings.
Traditionally, they’ve used Malling 106 or M.793, partly because they
Despite widespread declines in honeybees over the past winter, supplies of hives for pollinating tree fruits in the Pacific Northwest were expected to be adequate.
An American Viticultural Area, sometimes called an appellation, is defined as: a delimited grape-growing region that is distinguishable by geographic features with boundaries that are
Good Fruit Grower is a nonprofit, grower-owned magazine with a small staff and conservative budget, so, when we decide to send our writers and salespeople
The rapid proliferation of American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in Washington State—four of the nine were approved in the last two
March 6th, 2017|0 Comments
We hear all the time how readers love Good Fruit Grower covers, which showcase the gorgeous scenery of our industry. A few readers don’t grow
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What growers need to know to prepare for implementing robotic harvest technology
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