Techniques & benefits of a fruit wall

Lower costs and better vigor control make them attractive for high-density plantings.

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  • A little paint covers our latest issue

A little paint covers our latest issue

Our May 15, 2014, cherry issue cover is a reproduction of an original oil painting by Kathleen Coy of Council Bluffs, Iowa. I first used artwork on the cover of Good Fruit Grower in August 1993.

The inaugural painting was “Row of Bins,” a 16″ x 20″ oil by the [...]

  • NW Cherry Growers expect 19.96m boxes this year, up 39 percent from 2013

NW Cherry Growers expect 19.96m boxes this year, up 39 percent from 2013

  • May 9th, 2014

Northwest Cherry Growers have issued their Round One estimate for this year’s cherry crop, and it’s bullish: up 39 percent from last year.

The Northwest Cherry Crop Estimate: Round #1 calls for 19.96 million 20-pound equivalent boxes, up from the previous year’s disappointing 14.3 million boxes. The group cautions that [...]

Nematode management strategies

  • May 1st, 2014

Preplant soil fumigation has long been an effective way to control nematodes, but fumigation in the future may be limited, says Dr. Inga Zasada, U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist.

She offers the following suggestions to help ­vineyardists manage nematodes in the event fumigants are unavailable.

1. Planting material—Use certified plant material [...]