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  • Performance report

Performance report

  • July 1st, 2013

The solid-set spray system was shown in action last year at field days attended by growers. This one was at the Michigan State University [...]

  • Marked for progress

Marked for progress

  • July 1st, 2013

Arkansas peach breeder John Clark says it is the young workers, the breeding trainees, who will make the best use of marker-assisted breeding enabled [...]

Winning orchard designs

  • July 1st, 2013

After four years of collecting data, Penn State University horticulturalist Dr. Jim Schupp has arrived at some conclusions about how peach growers should grow [...]

  • China could become big pear market

China could become big pear market

  • July 1st, 2013
China could become a significant market for U.S. pears. Louis Ng, who represents the Pear Bureau Northwest in China, believes China could be importing 500,000 to 600,000 boxes of pears annually within the next five to ten years. That would make China the second-largest pear export market after Mexico.
  • The path to commercialization

The path to commercialization

  • July 1st, 2013

fruit photos courtesy of Adams County Nursery

For seven years now, Rutgers University of New Jersey and Adams County Nursery in Aspers, Pennsylvania, have been [...]

  • Risky business

Risky business

  • July 1st, 2013

Hail nets protect an orchard in Italy.

Apple growers in New York, and in the northeastern quadrant of the United States generally, are moving toward [...]

  • Wine industry matures

Wine industry matures

  • July 1st, 2013

Like many Yakima Valley wine grape growers, Dick Boushey was an apple grower first. His last apple block has been replanted to wine grapes, [...]