April 1st 2008 Issue

Growing target fruit

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Auvil Fruit Company at Vantage, Washington, has developed an optimized orchard system that has a high-volume canopy with

Growing something special

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This white-fleshed nectarine tree is being trained to a quad, four-leader system, and will be kept short, about

Spray system reduces drift

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Kim Blagborne said the right particle size can not only reduce drift but ensure better spray coverage.

The quest for novel fruits

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Mother stock trees are grown in plastic barrels at Zaiger Genetics so that they can be easily moved

Good Stuff

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Orchard TractorsJohn Deere has introduced a line of tractors specially designed for the confined spaces and field conditions of orchards

California's agricultural diversity

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The International Fruit Tree Association held its annual meeting in Visalia, California, in February, with field tours of tree fruit

Good Question: What looked good at the World Ag Expo?

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The World Ag Expo, held three days each February in Tulare, California, is touted by its organizers as the largest

Last apple orchard standing

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It wasn’t so long ago that California’s Cuyama Valley was filled with apple orchards, poised to be the next “hot”

In the box

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Dear Good Fruit Grower: Growers need temporary workers, but they do not need to find those workers in foreign

Quality above all

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The ability to control the volume of production may be a key to managed-variety programs, but it is far less

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