More options mean more complex planting decisions.
Genetic research explores the underpinning of tree architecture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Appalachian Fruit Research Station.
Using rootstocks to manage bitter pit in Honeycrisp is one piece of a major research project known as Root2Fruit.
Research commission tour finds some exciting ideas but no major advances on technology tour in Germany and the Netherlands.
Measuring vine stress with stem pressure tests is time-consuming, but a new approach using soil tension could provide wine grape growers a wealth of valuable data.
Smartphone photos, coupled with a computer program that analyzes orchard canopies, could help growers count their crops before harvest.