June 2015 Issue

Stinging nettle is beneficial

By |July 7th, 2015|

Nettles provide habitat for natural enemies of pests.

Pear production stays stable

By |July 1st, 2015|

Northwest growers forecast another manageable crop.

Spray guide offers tree row volume spraying tips

By |June 23rd, 2015|

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The 2015 New Jersey Commercial Tree Fruit Production Guide devotes six pages to the subject of applying sprays according to

Matching the spray to the tree

By |June 23rd, 2015|

As canopy volume has decreased, growers would like to use less pesticide.

How to manage young Honeycrisp

By |June 18th, 2015|

Crop load management is critical for return bloom and good tree growth.

Reds still dominate apple exports

By |June 18th, 2015|

Club varieties are too expensive when freight and duties are added.

Ambrosia restrictions to end

By |June 18th, 2015|

By 2019, Ambrosia will be an open variety in both the United States and Canada. But it won’t do well in all locations, growers are warned.

A direct link to consumers

By |June 18th, 2015|

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Direct marketers—those folks, mostly in the East, who sell most of the fruit they grow directly to consumers—have not been,

Clubs are changing how apples are marketed — and priced

By |June 16th, 2015|

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The Honeycrisp apple is a Cinderella story. A somewhat homely apple, almost rejected from its own breeding program, is given

Clubs exclude many growers

By |June 9th, 2015|

Varieties are managed to create a controlled scarcity of product.

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