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Five ways to make sure people eat fewer peaches
1 Grow just one variety. Growing one variety will limit your marketing season and the number of times consumers can come back to buy more
Trellis enhances grape quality
In the Geneva double curtain system, the canopy is divided into two curtains that run down both sides of the vine row.by Melissa Hansen
California growers worry about fireblight
Photo courtesy of Rachel Elkins, UC The generally arid conditions in the Pacific Northwest limit the threat of the disease, which needs warm and moist
The solid-set spray system was shown in action last year at field days attended by growers. This one was at the Michigan State University
Marked for progress
The four-year, $14.4 million RosBREED plant breeding project, funded in 2009 under the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, is coming to a new stage, winding down,
Winning orchard designs
After four years of collecting data, Penn State University horticulturalist Dr. Jim Schupp has arrived at some conclusions about how peach growers should grow peaches
China could become big pear market
China could become a significant market for U.S. pears. Louis Ng, who represents the Pear Bureau Northwest in China, believes China could be importing 500,000 to 600,000 boxes of pears annually within the next five to ten years. That would make China the second-largest pear export market after Mexico.
The path to commercialization
For seven years now, Rutgers University of New Jersey and Adams County Nursery in Aspers, Pennsylvania, have been working under a “formal relationship” in which
Hail nets protect an orchard in Italy. Apple growers in New York, and in the northeastern quadrant of the United States generally, are
Wine industry matures
Like many Yakima Valley wine grape growers, Dick Boushey was an apple grower first. His last apple block has been replanted to wine grapes, but
Undercover production in China
Greenhouses or high tunnels can advance the ripening of peaches and nectarines. (Video and Photo Gallery at bottom of story)