Featured stories about apples and more in this issue.
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Growers making modern apple orchards work.
Mounding in Michigan
Growers find that gathering soil around trees increases vigor.
Vineyarding in the Far North
Wineries making a mark in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
A new image of pest control
Camera traps monitor pests and inform decisions remotely.
Water, water nowhere, but apples get enough to drink
In Western Sonoma County, apples can grow sans irrigation while drought looms across much of California.
Just how hot is it as growers keep their cool?
Research into real-time fruit temperature sensors should show if there’s value to be gained by precision cooling.
Pushing precision into practice in the vineyard
Wine grape growers have more to learn about precision viticulture.
USApple speaker says alternative sales channels can boost apple profits.
U.S. apple industry expecting slightly smaller crop for 2021
U.S. Apple Association forecast 243.8 million (42-pound) bushels for the 2021 U.S. apple crop.
Always the educator
Longtime extension educator Phil Schwallier adjusting to life as just another Michigan apple grower.
Grab bag boom
Shippers adjust to increased demand for bags accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic.
May: Improving industry input channels
The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission implements changes to increase stakeholder relevance.
Lyons: Harnessing the power of international e-marketing
As more consumers find their fresh fruit online, Washington Apple Commission is up to the challenge.
Cody Ashurst, a young grower from Hopland, California
Cody is a fourth-generation farmer in the Mendocino valley and graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in agribusiness. He’s the son of Kurt Ashurst and is married to Tatianna Ashurst.
Dininny: We’re growing forward this fall
New circulation coordinator joins Good Fruit Grower.