Nutrient & Water Management
Featured stories covering nutrient and water management in this issue.
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Too hot to handle calcium
Unusually warm, dry weather reduces the effectiveness of calcium sprays for growers in the Eastern United States.
I-9 form gets ‘smart’
Updated employment eligibility verification form features electronic tools, new information fields.
Together on tour – Gallery
2017 IFTA road trips to remember
What’s your ideal orchard system?
Finding the ideal system for your orchards can be trial and error, but luckily, Mike Robinson likes to experiment.
Which comes first, the trellis or the trees?
Allan says he prefers to plant the dormant, cut-back sleeping eyes for the V-trellis system
Fertilizer tips to maximize baby tree growth
Nourishing new orchards
New methods to get from bud to bin : Videos
Tree system architecture for apple orchards a key topic for IFTA speakers, grower tours.
The latest on FF Robotics’ machine harvester
IFTA’s summer field tour in New York last year focused on automation technologies and growers who are utilizing new equipment to save on
Healthy cherries from the ground up
Diagnostic tools will prevent you from paying for too much fertilizer.
Pear psylla, just like spider mites, showing resistance to pesticides
Resistance is inevitable
Brett Grobe, a Young Grower from Elyria, Ohio
family background / Brett is a sixth-generation fruit and vegetable grower in northern Ohio near Lake Erie. Grobe Fruit Farm includes about 150
Staying on top of trends and tastes : Video
For apple growers, domestic and global markets hold promising opportunities if you know what to look for.
How’s the quality of your water?
Research helps to develop guidelines for dealing with salinity, sodicity in the vineyard.