When working as an Extension Agent, people would inquire about growing fruit trees. I would tell them that it is hard work and a person should have the time to devote to their proper care. (more…)
When it comes to evaluating your business, are you more of a numbers cruncher or an introspective learner? Can you be both? Should you be both? (more…)
BELLEVILLE, MI – “This is not a typical choice of profession for our generation,” Brittany Denis recently tweeted. “It has been really frustrating for us, as millennials who are also old enough to be parents, to watch all the millennial-bashing … Time Magazine dubbed us the ‘Me Me Me Generation’ and yet here we are, running a business in which we think far beyond ourselves.” (more…)
Apple growers need to spray fungicides to control destructive apple diseases that are present on leaves and fruit. Paecilomyces niveus is a fungus found in soil that can survive in orchard soils and can infect fruit through wounds. (more…)
No matter what kind of tree fruit you are growing, many factors influence the end-quality. Managing the nutrient levels during differing stages of crop development is one important aspect that can strongly influence fruit size, firmness and quality whether you are growing pome or stone fruits. (more…)
COLUMBUS, OHIO — The green industry’s leading trade association, AmericanHort, hosted Cultivate’18 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center July 14 – 17, 2018. As the premier annual event for the entire horticulture industry, Cultivate’18 brought in over 10,000 visitors and included more than 650 national and international exhibitors who displayed the newest live plants and green industry materials at the show.
On a summer morning, Marco Patzer is teaching a new employee how to wash freshly picked produce while his wife Laura trims the stems of fresh-cut flowers. The vegetables and blooms will be added to the produce offered in the farm store at Cherry Rock Farms in Brandon, SD. (more…)
Christmas tree growers devote considerable time and effort to bringing a crop to harvest, but even the most seasoned growers have periodic issues with fertility, disease and insect pests. (more…)