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Crop Management

Featured stories about crop management appear in this issue.

Enough bees

March 15th, 2007|0 Comments

Tree fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest can expect an adequate supply of bees for pollination in 2007, says a commercial beekeeper. "I doubt there

Pollination tips

March 15th, 2007|0 Comments

To improve bee pollination during bloom, tree fruit growers should focus on colony strength, number of colonies per acre, colony placement, and timing of colony

Bee power

March 15th, 2007|0 Comments

Michigan researchers, following two years of study, continue to be encouraged by the potential of a new bee for tree fruit pollination. The hornfaced bee

Reducing stone fruit thinning costs

March 15th, 2007|0 Comments

Stone fruit growers and researchers are experimenting with a variety of chemical thinning and mechanical practices that could reduce the cost of hand thinning, a

Unwanted weeds

March 15th, 2007|0 Comments

Dave Santos looks at next year's fruiting buds on an organic Coral Champagne cherry tree. Because synthetic growth regulators can't be used in organic cherries,

Time for Change

March 15th, 2007|0 Comments

Jim Hazen's column in the December 2006, issue of Good Fruit Grower set the tone for the Washington State Horticultural Association's December 2006 meetings. The

Good to Know

March 15th, 2007|0 Comments

We all know that climate and weather play a critical role in the economic success or failure of commercial fruit production. However, weather changes in

Small trees, big fruit

March 15th, 2007|0 Comments

Thinning will be important in highly efficient cherry systems like this Washington State University orchard that has angled fruiting walls comprised of vertical fruiting uprights.