News tagged with apple trees

April showers bring May glowers from N.Y. growers

The first of May in upstate New York usually finds fields plowed, corn planted and apple trees sprouting leaves. But this year's record April rainfall -- 7.31 inches in Ithaca, more than double the 3.29-inch 30-year average, ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Other
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Understanding apples' ancestors

Wild Malus orientalis -- species of wild apples that could be an ancestor of today's domesticated apples -- are native to the Middle East and Central Asia. A new study comparing the diversity of recently acquired M. orientalis ...

dateDec 11, 2009 in Ecology
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Conserving historic apple trees

The apple trees of yesteryear are slowly disappearing. Many apple varieties common in the United States a century ago can no longer be found in today's orchards and nurseries. But some historic apple trees still survive in ...

dateNov 04, 2009 in Ecology
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Organic apple orchard floor maintenance techniques

Successful organic apple farming literally starts from the ground up. Maintaining a healthy orchard floor is the key to preventing weeds and keeping soil healthy. Logically, finding effective methods to increase production ...

dateSep 04, 2009 in Environment
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