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Crop Management & Pollination

Featured stories about crop management and pollination appear in this issue.

Good Job

  • March 15th, 2010
Nods to Tim Smith of WSU; Gary Van Sickle, new Tree Fruit Agreement president; Coloma, Michigan peach grower Paul Friday; Dr. Henry Hogmire recognized by National Peach Council; New Jersey grower award winner Douglas Zee, Jr.; Wine grape Grower of the Year; winemaker Kay Simon; Safe Quality Food appointee Rob Adams.

Getting it right

  • March 15th, 2010

One of the most common mistakes in crop management of apples is underestimating the crop load, says Kevin Larson, horticulturist with Roche Fruit Company, [...]

Biocontrols still under study

  • March 15th, 2010

Ongoing research by Dr. Mark Mazzola, plant pathologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, suggests incorporating oil-seed meals into the soil before replanting an [...]

  • Don’t skimp on site prep

Don’t skimp on site prep

  • March 15th, 2010

There is no part of site preparation that a grower can afford to be lackadaisical about, says Dale England (right), who runs [...]

  • Dealing with heavy fruit set

Dealing with heavy fruit set

  • March 15th, 2010

Lynn Long believes that Gisela rootstock can consistently produce 10-row cherries with good tonnage (10 tons per acre). Are Gisela [...]

New cherry season ahead

  • March 15th, 2010

The 2009 cherry season is over. It’s time to get over it and find a way to win in 2010, says produce marketing and [...]