Finding a New Orchard Crop – 2021 Guide

Fruit, particularly tree fruit, is a long-term investment. Farmers need to balance looking ahead to what consumer demand will bring five years down the road with what they are growing and need to sell today. Add to that the disease and pest concerns that typically accompany tree fruit production in many climates, and it’s no … Read more

Pay Attention to Apple Tree Nutritional Needs – 2021 Guide

When establishing a new orchard, growers are usually very diligent in identifying all the components needed for rapid tree establishment, including performing soil tests to determine fertilizer needs. Additionally, the results will indicate whether the pH needs to be adjusted with the goal of attaining pH 6.5. Professor Eric Hanson, from the Horticulture Department at … Read more

Fall Activities at the Apple Orchard – 2021 Guide

Cleaning up at the end of the growing season is often a chore that the producer would gladly ignore. The experts remind us that it is an important aspect of orchard management and maintenance particularly for apple scab control and for reducing rodent damage. In Europe, sheep and apple production were often integrated and sheep … Read more

‘Alternative’ Cancer Diets

There is a lot of research out there suggesting the link between natural diets and cancer. The aim of this article is to bring you objective, easy to digest information around that topic. One in three people is predicted to develop cancer in their life, meaning that most of us will either experience cancer or … Read more