Equipment

A renewed interest in root pruning

Recent weather conditions are promoting bud break and bloom in stone and pome fruit. The bloom is concentrated and pressing everyone’s schedules with multiple activities simultaneously. Michigan State University Extension has a project in tart... more »

Keep bee safety in mind during orchard bloom

Protecting pollinators against pesticide exposure by paying attention to when bees are active is one of the most important steps tree fruit growers can take as part of a sound integrated pest management (IPM) plan.... more »

UGA expert: Georgia peach crop looks typical this season

The late-March cold spell caused some Georgia peach growers to lose a portion of their crop, but consumers should see a typical selection of fruit when the first Georgia-grown varieties ripen this month, said University... more »

New website offers water conservation tips, drought updates

Washington is in a drought. And there is a lot that we can do about it — with help from the just-launched WSU Extension Drought Website.The new website, developed by WSU Agricultural Weather Network Program... more »

UGA working to avoid blueberry damage during harvest

Forget about Georgia peaches. It’s time to talk about Georgia blueberries, which are now the state’s No. 1 fruit crop.With a growing crop comes growing demand. How can farmers cut their losses? Avoid damage during... more »

Precise Manufacturing loans hedger to MSU research center

Precise Manufacturing of Casnovia, Michigan, recently loaned a one-sided Bear Back hedger to Michigan State University's (MSU) Clarksville Research Center, to be used for research and demonstration purposes, said Phil Schwallier, an MSU Extension educator.The... more »

Joe Klein: Michigan Fruit Man of the Year

Joe Klein is a lucky man. “I feel so blessed that I live where I live, that I do what I do and that I know the people and work with the people in this... more »

Harvard fruit project included in USDA nanotechnology grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)announced more than $3.8 million in funding to support grants focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food... more »

Using exclusion netting helps manage SWD in blueberries

Dale-Ila Riggs, owner of The Berry Patch at Stone Wall Hill Farm, a diversified fruit and vegetable farm in Stephentown, New York, has been attempting everything imaginable to reduce the impact of spotted wing drosophila... more »

MSU tips for better blueberry weed control

Blueberry growers have several long-residual herbicides available for use in first-year and established plantings. Complete weed control is critical the first year to ensure high survival rates and quick establishment. Weed competition or herbicide injury... more »


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