May 15th 2008 Issue

Good to Know: Three Steps to Growing High Quality Lapins and Sweetheart

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These Lapins cherries, grown in the Pacific Northwest, exhibited typical pitting damage upon arrival at their destination in

Alternative growing & marketing

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The Nicholsons opened their fruit stand in 1992. Dennis recalls selling his family’s apples on Highway 97 when

Good to Know: Sleeping Eye Cherries

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A nursery tree after its first year in the orchard shows weaker growth than a sleeping eye because

Michigan referendum passes

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Michigan apple growers have voted strongly in favor of continuing the ­Michigan Apple Committee. In a continuation referendum conducted

Branching without cutting

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Dr. Don Elfving at Washington State University is looking for ways to stimulate branching on cherry trees. The

Crop monitoring

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Load cells automatically detect tension differences in grapevine trellis wires. For the last seven years, U.S.

Vertical integration

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Cherry orchards in the Turkish countryside look similar to orchards in the United States, with dwarfing rootstocks, drip

Who should make the wine?

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Among the most important questions a start-up winery owner needs to ponder is who will make the wine. Should it

Producing cheap food has a cost

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Produce traders peddle their products at Xinfadi, Asia’s biggest wholesale market. With 50 million farmers selling

High density pays in pears

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A high-density system using nursery trees is the most economically viable system for a new pear orchard, despite the high

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