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Crop Management & Pollination

Featured stories about crop management and pollination appear in this issue.

Colony collapse crisis

March 15th, 2009|0 Comments

Bees are pushed hard to pollinate multiple crops, and some crops might not provide adequate nutrition. Dr. Zachary Huang, Michigan State University Approximately 130 crops

Optimum size for Gala

March 15th, 2009|0 Comments

Cornell University's Dr. Terence Robinson, based on years of apple thinning research, has developed practical suggestions for New York growers to guide them in targeting

Apple Lines

March 15th, 2009|0 Comments

A Colombian street vendor displays her colorful fruit. Latin America is a diverse region that encompasses over 25 different countries, united by their use of

Apple Matters

March 15th, 2009|0 Comments

Now that President Barack Obama is in office and the 111th Congress moves to order on the nation's business, the U.S. Apple Association and other

Honeycrisp seed numbers

March 15th, 2009|0 Comments

Michigan State University researchers suspect there is something physiologically different about Honeycrisp apples that leads to such variability in return bloom. "We've seen that between

Is your orchard bee friendly?

March 15th, 2009|0 Comments

The number of hives needed to pollinate a tree fruit crop depends on the species of tree, the density of planting, and other conditions. Eric

Economic revival

March 15th, 2009|0 Comments

Orchards at the nursery and fruit-growing operation Plantex are protected from hail. In the distance is a nuclear power plant. The entrepreneurial spirit was stamped

The ABCs of bees

March 15th, 2009|0 Comments

Eric OlsonPollination is one of the most important factors in a good fruit crop. The information in these articles is designed to be used by

In the Box

March 15th, 2009|0 Comments

Dear Good Fruit Grower: I read with interest the article about carbon credits ("Carbon credits require proof," February 15, 2009, Good Fruit Grower:). It was

Finding the

March 15th, 2009|0 Comments

The response of grapevines to crop load management varies substantially from year to year and between varieties and sites, which makes following viticulture "recipes" meaningless,