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The U.K. supermarket Tesco, a major buyer of fresh cherries, introduced its own integrated farm management scheme in 1992. The scheme, Nature’s Choice, sets environmental
Oregon cherry grower Mike Omeg expects to spend as much as $20,000 a year to be certified under Nature’s Choice, in order to supply the
Many orchardists view deer as pests because they munch on the leaves of young trees. But Bridget Bailey, vice president for food safety at Orchard
New cherry variety PC7903-2 will be released this year. Photo courtesy of Lynn Long, OSU Cherry growers around the world are planting
Impatience and tree fruit breeding are an unlikely match, blending together as well as water and diesel. But the combination
Scientists are finding there is a critical time during the year when weeds can impact tree fruit yields. But after the critical period, a weedy
Adams County Nursery produces more than 650 different scion/rootstock combinations to meet the needs of the diverse fruit-growing community in the eastern United States.
When Washington State closed the only public access park and boating facility for a 50-mile stretch along the Columbia River,
Alder Ridge Vineyard and Estate is known for its Bordeaux red varietals, with nearly half of its 800-some acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
A warmer climate could pose great risk to some viticultural regions, though many grape-growing areas could benefit, says an Oregon
Abacela, the name of Dr. Gregory Jones’s family vineyards and winery, comes from an ancient Spanish word meaning “to plant a grapevine.” His parents, Earl
The profitable sweet cherry orchard of the future will look very different from the aged Bing/Mazzard system that characterizes much of the current bearing acreage.
Coating fruit to reduce moisture and retain freshness, though standard practice in citrus and apples, has proved difficult in small fruit like sweet cherries. Among
Orchardist Greg Johnson, with experience from several different tree training systems, is moving all of his cherry blocks into more pedestrian-style orchards. Johnson, a
Extreme heat during bud differentiation can lead to double cherries or spurs, where one side of the cherry is aborted. Photo by Tim Smith,
In the future, cherry growers might be able to use a degree-day model to calculate exactly when to protect buds from high temperatures in order
Lilia Caldeira, data technician for Dr. Roberto Nuñez-Elisea, measures a summer-pruned cherry tree planted next to the control (at right) that is dormant-pruned. Photo
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
February 28th, 2017|0 Comments
What growers need to know to prepare for implementing robotic harvest technology
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