New publications during the past year include a Scaffolds article on herbicide management and a Fruit Quarterly article on rapid apple decline. Causes of rapid apple decline are complex and difficult to decipher. The articles can be accessed via the … Continue reading
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Many of the apple cultivars desired for making hard cider are currently in short supply, a fact that has resulted in high prices for fruit of some especially desirable cultivars. Apple growers interested in producing cider apples may wish to … Continue reading
Monday, 30 June 2014: In case you missed them, I recently published two articles in Scaffolds Fruit Journal that I will not duplicate here. The article last week (23 June) was titled “Controlling Summer Diseases on Apples” and focused on spray … Continue reading
Monday, 5 May, 2014: Several recently published studies have reported that some fungicides may interact with other agrochemicals in ways that make them harmful to bees. Initial reports were sketchy. In their May 1st issue, Good Fruit Grower published a short … Continue reading
Mon, 7 April: Because deep snow interfered with winter pruning in many orchards, it is likely that many folks will still be contending with brush from recent and on-going pruning when the first sprays will be needed (perhaps by the … Continue reading