Equipment

Crop-adapted spraying pays dividends

Crop-adapted spraying (CAS) is a method for apple orchardists to match their airblast sprays to the size, shape and density of their orchard blocks. Jason Deveau, application technology specialist ... more

Weather data moves faster than it used to

Thanks to instrumentation technology, weather monitoring is much more sophisticated than it was 50 years ago. And thanks to smartphones, tablets and other devic... more

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New York Producers Can’t Sell Customers Raw Cider Anymore

Once again, New York has outlawed untreated cider – and this time it might be for good. A law went into effect last month that requires all cide... more »

IFTA helped growers bring fruit trees down to size

On March 5, the International Fruit Tree Association observed its 50th birthday – marking a half-century of fruit growers working together to br... more »

Patience Pays Dividends During 108th Congress

One word comes to mind when analyzing Farm Bureau's accomplishments during the 108th Congress. That word is "patience." And, as William Shakespeare wr... more »

Primocane Raspberries Fit Just Fine on Maryland Farm

If managing raspberries were easy, would they still sell for $4.50 a pint? Nathan Milburn hopes so. In 2001, Milburn Orchards ventured into raspberrie... more »

State Apple Industries Debate Mandatory Pasteurization

Should all apple cider be pasteurized? The answer to that question has caused divisions within the U.S. apple industry. Some see it as a safety issue,... more »

Federal Programs Are Worth Billions To Specialty Crops

We’ve been hearing a lot about specialty crops lately, thanks in large part to the 2007 Farm Bill. In anticipation of the new bill, specialty cr... more »

Oklahoma Grower Shares Tips and Sound Techniques

Lavon Williams has been growing blueberries for only a year, but he’s already learned enough to show other people how to do it. On June 11, Will... more »

Thousands drive for miles to visit Edwards Apple Orchard

It’s 80 snarled-traffic miles from Chicago to the corn and soybean fields around Rockford, Ill., but lots of people make the trek, sometimes sev... more »

Customer Care Is Tops At Rudd Strawberry Farm

When the state commissioner of agriculture chooses to purchase his strawberries from your farm, you know you’re doing something right. Steve Tro... more »

EPA Grants Section 18 for Gentamicin on Fire Blight in Michigan

EPA has granted a Section 18 emergency exemption for the use of the antibiotic gentamicin (Agry-Gent 10-W) on apples for control of fire blight in fou... more »


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