March 15th, 2009|0 Comments
Eighth-leaf Jonagold trees on Malling 9 rootstocks in the orchard of Werner Sommerbauer at Puch, Austria. The net provides protection from both hail
Cornell University’s Dr. Terence Robinson, based on years of apple thinning research, has developed practical suggestions for New York growers to guide them in targeting
A Colombian street vendor displays her colorful fruit. Latin America is a diverse region that encompasses over 25 different countries, united
Chemical thinning is often like a roll of dice, with weather and tree sensitivity variables affecting the outcome. But in the near future, orchardists may
Now that President Barack Obama is in office and the 111th Congress moves to order on the nation’s business, the U.S. Apple Association and other
Dr. Duane Greene of the University of Massachusetts provided a brief overview of postbloom thinners and their benefits during tree fruit talks in Grand Rapids,
Michigan State University researchers suspect there is something physiologically different about Honeycrisp apples that leads to such variability in return bloom. "We’ve seen
There’s more to chemical thinning agents than just their value in adjusting crop load to grow bigger fruit. Thinners are becoming an important tool used
In the early years of fruit ranching in the Pacific Northwest, most growers worked hard to establish a brand identity
Examples of cherry cultivar compatibility. The blue pistils (stigma, style, and ovary) are Bing maternal tissue. Yellow circles are the pollen grains
This 1.25-acre greenhouse in Austria will produce cherries to go on the market in March. A farming operation in Austria has
Researchers are trying to unlock the secrets of fruit set in Regina. The Regina sweet cherry cultivar has been widely planted
Before Austria joined the European Union in 1995, its apple growers enjoyed a closed, protected market and its apple industry
The number of hives needed to pollinate a tree fruit crop depends on the species of tree, the density of planting, and other
Orchards at the nursery and fruit-growing operation Plantex are protected from hail. In the distance is a nuclear power plant. The
Eric OlsonPollination is one of the most important factors in a good fruit crop. The information in these articles is
What do you do if U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement comes knocking on your door? Be polite but firm, advises Mike
Dear Good Fruit Grower: I read with interest the article about carbon credits ("Carbon credits require proof," February 15, 2009, Good Fruit Grower:).
In Washington State, aging vines and winter injury can be a recipe for grapevine trunk diseases. While eutypa cankers are the most common of trunk
Achieving high sugar in wine grapes by letting fruit hang for extended time comes at an economic cost to growers, says a Washington State University
Carrie McDonnell of J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines made wine from 20 different treatments for her study of crop load and extended ripening
The response of grapevines to crop load management varies substantially from year to year and between varieties and sites, which makes following viticulture "recipes" meaningless,
Grape growers have many tools to help them manage crop load and develop vine "balance," from matching site and variety to using trellis design, pruning,
Though abscisic acid (ABA) is one of the five major classes of plant growth hormones, it has never really been considered as a horticultural crop
Bees are pushed hard to pollinate multiple crops, and some crops might not provide adequate nutrition. Dr. Zachary Huang, Michigan State
November 9th, 2015|0 Comments
We’re pretty excited about the December issue we are preparing right now, especially coverage of the 2015 Grower of the Year.
We name the winner in December.
October 6th, 2015|0 Comments
Growers and packers are adapting to the new requirements.
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