Listen to the interview with Todd on “Curse of the Wild Turnip”, with Alan Lepage on WGDR.
Northeast Fruit Grower’s Journals & Logs
Northeast Fruit Growers Journals and Logs
“Man is the most extravagant accelerator of waste the world has ever endured. His withering blight has fallen upon every living thing within his reach, himself not excepted; and his besom of destruction in the uncontrolled hands of a generation has swept into the sea soil fertility which only centuries of life could accumulate, and […]
Scionwood is still available and will be until May 1st. Wood is dormant and in the cooler. This will be good news for latecomers, and those who want to do late spring bark grafting while topworking old trees.
The only thing that annoys me more than nay sayers of global climate change (that’s right not global warming), are those ready to embrace some idea of a local warming trend. That is, with the newly restructured zone hardiness map in North America showing formerly zone 3 areas upgraded to 4’s, and so on. These […]
To the question of whether or not GMO apples can transfer genetics to other apple specimens, the answer is, you bet. Any alteration in the dna of an organism is transferable through sexual reproduction. It should be kept in mind that this would be the seed, it being the progeny, not the fruit (receptacle and […]
An update, for those interested in such things. That homey little biotech company (supporters of the new technology were loving this referral of the tiny less than a dozen concern)…has…who’da thunk…been aquired. Yes, a week after the release of ARCTIC tm apples, the company was bought up by Intexon, another jillion dollar corporation, but with […]
The following was authored by Louis Lego of Elderberry Pond, with assistance from Brian Caldwell of Cornell University. Summary Apple Scab is perhaps the most devastating of all disease or insect disorders impacting apple production in the Northeast. While there are many new scab fungicides including some with systemic and reach-back capabilities (can be applied […]
The following is good reading when considering dwarf rootstocks in the colder climates. This is one of the many studies done through the US SARE system. (Look for more SARE project posts on our website.) Authored by John O’Meara of O’Meara Family Farm with assistance from Renae Moran (U of Maine) : Summary This […]
Young grafts should be treated closer to vegetable starts than to trees. A nursery bed for that first year, at least, is required. Although the tree will require different environmental and nutritional needs than an annual, they do need the same sort of babysitting. Consider water and warmth as the “fertilizers” of first importance. This […]