6 Tips And Tricks To Keep Your Fruit Fresh When Shipping

In the advent of the pandemic more and more people are reliant on online means of shopping for groceries and other necessities. Fruits and vegetables always need to be fresh when they reach the home of the customer. The shipping method is made for non-perishable items and requires extra care for fresh items such as … Read more

How to Look After a Crabapple Tree

Crabapple trees are extremely popular decorative trees. In addition, these trees are relatively easy to look after, making them perfect for those who are new to gardening or simply don’t want a high-maintenance garden. This ornamental tree is also particularly suited to colder climates. If this all sounds appealing to you, then why not plant … Read more

Pay Attention to Apple Tree Nutritional Needs – 2022 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

Organic Plant Breeding – 2022 Guide

Organic fruits and vegetables represent over 12 percent of fruit and vegetable sales in the U.S., yet total organic acreages remain below 1 percent of the country’s total acreage in crop production. The organic seed sector is even smaller. Many popular varieties of fruits and vegetables are bred conventionally. Without organic seeds available, organic growers … Read more

Growing New Beginnings – 2022 Guide

Before you can begin to plant your fruit, nut or berry orchard, much planning has already occurred. Site selection, water management, enterprise budgets, research on pest and disease management practices, marketing plans, soil testing and site preparation are all on the list of must-dos before even considering which varieties to grow. After you’ve worked through … Read more