August 2006 Issue

Big trees are no obstacle to hail nets

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Salvador Corral, president of La Norteñita, a major growing and packing operation in Cuauhtémoc, planted his first apple trees in

Pick only quality fruit

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Growers looking for a way to put profitability back into the apple industry hold the key themselves, industry representatives say.

With

Mexican growers object to cheap imports

By |August 1st, 2006|

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As long as U.S. growers export apples to Mexico at below production costs, Mexican apple growers will continue to put

State marketing order approved

By |August 1st, 2006|

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California’s peach and nectarine growers have resoundingly approved passage of a new state marketing order that they hope will be

Mexican grower hopes to export cherries

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Rommel Corral’s Gala planting was hit by hail five times in the second leaf, before he installed the

What to do with runted trees?

By |August 1st, 2006|

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What do you do with a block of young Gala trees that have stopped growing before their canopies have filled

Vermicomposting

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Workers load vermicompost onto a truckbed at La Norteñita orchards. La Norteñita has developed a

Going all out

By |August 1st, 2006|

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The late Bert Stevens, Mr. August, in a one-man, cherry pit spitting contest. When

Apple growers shift to peaches

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Casas Grandes grower Dana Johnson explains his cousin Lester’s peach growing systems. As the climate has

Tree fruit industry rebounding

By |August 1st, 2006|

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Orchards contrast with desert in the Casas Grandes area of Chihuahua. Mexico’s apple and peach industry

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