Pruning

$4.8M multi-state effort aims for easier bud-counting

For years, Cornell University’s Terence Robinson has advised growers to count buds on their apple trees and prune with a specific number of buds in mind. His pitch goes like this: Growers can increase revenue... more »

NWMHRC receives new Blosi platform

The Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center (NWMHRC) recently received their newest piece of equipment thanks to funds provided by the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission. The NWMHRC staff had the opportunity to test three orchard platforms... more »

Canker management during winter

When it comes to managing fire blight, the first line of defense is good sanitation, which is removing the overwintering source for the bacteria: cankers. Understanding what a canker is, being able to identify them... more »

Canker management workshop scheduled

Confused about cankers? Would you like your pruning crew to be able to better identify cankers while pruning? The first line of defense against tree fruit diseases is good sanitation. Get a better handle on... more »

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