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February 15th, 2012|0 Comments
Michelle Moyer reminds growers who had powdery mildew problems last year to prepare for disease carryover this year. Botrytis bunch
Fruit growers will have new fungicides this year to help manage diseases as diverse as leaf spot in cherries, scab in apples, and brown
Empire was developed in an effort to combine the sweetness of McIntosh with the flavor of Red Delicious. The Empire
The O’Henry peach variety is a poster child, highly susceptible to bacterial spot. Symptoms include fruit spots, leaf spots, and twig cankers.
Tote bagger Graybill Machines, Inc., of Lititz, Pennsylvania, which specializes in designing and building automated machinery, has introduced
The shape of organic apple production in the future could well hinge on decisions made in the next few years about the continued use
What’s the appeal? Dear Good Fruit Grower: I’d like to respond to the recent articles “What’s the appeal of Honeycrisp?” and “Honeycrisp
Left: Sidney Kuhn, 32, owns the direct marketing arm of Kuhn Orchards. Right: David Wenk and uncle carry on the family farm
Left: In carbon dioxide-sensitive apple varieties, like these Golden Delicious, fruit harvested early tends to have peel injuries. Right: Internal breakdown occurred in
Sidney, left, her father David, and Katy Lesser Clowney sort apples that have come back from the market unsold. They may go to
It’s been almost two decades since the U.S. pear industry began pushing for access to China, but it finally appears that the market might
Last year, Three Springs Fruit Farm, operated by Dave, John, and Ben Wenk in Aspers, Pennsylvania, was certified by
Chang-Lin Xiao recommends that use of Penbotec and Scholar alternate from year to year to preserve their effectiveness against fungal
Above: Honeycrisp is sensitive to chilling disorders such as soggy breakdown. Center top: Radial browning is another common storage problem for Honeycrisp.
Ben, 26, carries on the transition from growing fruit for processing to growing fruit for retail sales Richard Lehnert What
James Foreman advocates expanding exports and giving up segments of the U.S. market to Argentina Lowering f.o.b. prices in a
Using farm labor contractors can be beneficial for both employers and workers, as they can turn sporadic seasonal work into full-time employment, says Dan
October 6th, 2015|0 Comments
Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
September 28th, 2015|0 Comments
Last Tuesday morning I was present as member of the welcoming committee for the official arrival ceremony for Present Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic
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