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Compact Fruit Tree Spring 2017

Compact Fruit Tree Spring 2017

Compact Fruit Tree Spring 2017

Compact Fruit Tree Volume 50, No. 1 SPRING 2017 INTERNATIONAL FRUIT TREE ASSOCIATION Compact Fruit Tree INTERNATIONAL FRUIT TREE ASSOCIATION Volume 50, No. 1 • Spring 2017 IFTA Board of Directors 2 Letter from the President – Rod Farrow 3 The Nuts and Bolts of the Research Foundation – Gary Mount, Chair of Research Committee and IFTA Research Foundation Trustee 4 IFTA Research Foundation Update – Jamie Kidston, IFTA Research Foundation President 5 IFTA Research Foundation Salutes Donors 6 Selected Forces Impacting the Future of the Tree Fruit Sub-Sector – Roland Fumasi 7 Future Orchard Planting Systems for ‘Step-change’ Increases In Productivity Potential – Stuart Tustin 10 2016 Progress Report – Project 2020: Optimizing Sweet Cherry Orchard Design & Efficiency – Gregory Lang 15 2016 Progress Report – Budagovsky, Geneva, Pillnitz, and Malling Apple Rootstocks Affect Fuji Performance Over the First Six Years of the 2010 NC-140 Fuji Apple Rootstock Trial – Wesley Autio, Terence Robinson, Brent Black, Robert Crassweller, Esmaeil Fallahi, Michael Parker, Rafael Parra Quezada, and Dwight Wolfe 20 FFRobotics: The Time for a Paradigm Shift – Avi Kahani 24 Use of PGR’s During the Establishment Years – Philip Schwallier 26 2017 IFTA Awards 28 Thank You Conference Sponsors 29 First IFTA Women’s Event 2017 30 IFTA News Briefs 31 FRONT COVER: PHOTO CREDIT: CORINA SERBAN. BACK COVER: PHOTO CREDIT: CORINA SERBAN. 100 Chesterfield Business Parkway, Suite 200 Chesterfield, MO 63005 USA (636) 449-5083 Fax: (636) 449-5051 mgrayson@ifruittree.org ifruittree.org BRAVING THE ELEMENTS AT MCDOUGALL & SONS ORCHARD TOUR STOP. PHOTO CREDIT: ALI AL-FARQANI. Jennifer Baugher Adams County Nursery, Inc. P.O. Box 108 Aspers, PA 17304 Phone: (717) 677-8105 Email: jen@acnursery.com Jon Clements UMass Cold Spring Orchard 393 Sabin Street Belchertown, MA 01007 Phone: (413) 478-7219 Email: jmcextman@gmail.com Jeff Cleveringa Starr Ranch/Oneonta P.O. Box 4640 Wenatchee, WA 98807 Phone: (509) 750-0060 Fax: (509) 655-8330 Email: jeffc@starranch.com Tom DeMarree DeMarree Fruit Farms, Inc. 7654 E. Towline Road Williamson, NY 14589 Phone: (315) 589-9698 Email: demarreeff@aol.com Bill Dodd Fruit Growers Marketing Association 50336 Telegraph Road Amherst, OH 44001 Phone: (440) 670-2883 Fax: (740) 498-8367 Email: bill@ohioapples.com Rod Farrow – President Lamont Fruit Farms 12703 Stillwater Road Waterport, NY 14571 Phone: (585) 682-4749 Fax: (585) 682-0522 Email: rodf12786@aol.com Wanda Heuser Gale International Plant Management, Inc. 55826 60th Avenue Lawrence, MI 49064 Phone: (800) 424-2765 Email: wanda@summittreesales.com Chris Hedges – Treasurer Martin’s Family Fruit Farm 1321 Windham Road 7 RR#3 Vanessa, ON N0E 1V0 Canada Phone: (519) 443-4680 Email: chrish@martinsapples.com Lisa Jenereaux – Vice President Spurr Bros Farms Ltd. 639 Stronach Mountain Road RR#2 Kingston, NS B0P 1R0 Canada Phone: (902) 765-4300 Email: lisa@spurrbros.ns.ca Karen Lewis WSU – Cooperative Extension 1525 E. Wheeler Rd. Moses Lake, WA 98837 Phone: (509) 754-2011 Email: kmlewis@wsu.edu Hank Markgraf Okanagan Tree Fruit Company 880 Vaughan Avenue Kelowna, BC V1Y 7E4 Canada Phone: (250) 979-2612 Fax: (250) 763-7370 Email: hmarkgraf@bctree.com Phil Schwallier MSU Extension 1185 Nine Mile Road NW Sparta, MI 49345 Phone: (616) 490-7917 Fax: (616) 693-2317 Email: schwalli@msu.edu Craig Tanner Tanners Orchard, LTD 740 State Route 40 Speer, IL 61479 Phone: (309) 493-5442 Fax: (303) 493-5741 Email: craig@tannersorchard.com Tim Welsh – Past President Columbia Fruit Packers 2575 Euclid Avenue Wenatchee, WA 98807 Phone: (509) 662-7153 Cell: (509) 670-8080 Fax: (509) 662-0933 Email: timdwelsh@gmail.com Compact Fruit&

Compact Fruit Tree December 2016

Compact Fruit Tree December 2016

Compact Fruit Tree December 2016

Compact Fruit Tree Volume 49, No. 3 December 2016 INTERNATIONAL FRUIT TREE ASSOCIATION Compact Fruit Tree INTERNATIONAL FRUIT TREE ASSOCIATION Volume 49, No. 3 • December 2016 IFTA Board of Directors 2 Letter from the President – Tim Welsh 3 The Nuts and Bolts of the Research Foundation – Jamie Kidston, IFTA Research Foundation President 4 Thank You IFTA Research Foundation Donors 5 2015 Progress Report – Project 2020: Optimizing Sweet Cherry Orchard Design & Efficiency – Gregory A. Lang 6 2015 Progress Report – Fruiting Wall Production Systems for Apricots, Nectarines, and Plums – Gregory A. Lang 12 IFTA 60th Annual Conference Preview 17 2016 Progress Report – Evaluation of the Cornell-Geneva Apple Rootstocks and Other Promising Apple Rootstocks High-Density Planting Systems and Rootstocks for Sweet Cherries in the East – Gennaro Fazio, Jaume Lordan Sanahuja, Poliana Francescatto, Gregory Peck and Terence Robinson 21 IFTA News Briefs 31 COVER PHOTO: FOGGY MORNING IN IRELAND HARVESTING WELLANT APPLES. PHOTO CREDIT: IFTA MEMBER CORNELIUS TRAAS, THE APPLE FARM, CAHIR, IRELAND BACK COVER PHOTOS: (TOP) PHOTO CREDIT: T&K FERRI ORCHARDS, IFTA MEMBER IN CLARKSBURG, ONTARIO. (BOTTOM) WALLY HEUSER WITH THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AT THE 2016 YOUNG PROFESSIONAL RECEPTION HOSTED BY AMERICAN FRUIT GROWER. 100 Chesterfield Business Parkway, Suite 200 Chesterfield, MO 63005 USA (636) 449-5083 Fax: (636) 449-5051 mgrayson@ifruittree.org ifruittree.org Jennifer Baugher Adams County Nursery, Inc. P.O. Box 108 Aspers, PA 17304 Phone: (717) 677-8105 Email: jen@acnursery.com Jon Clements UMass Cold Spring Orchard 393 Sabin Street Belchertown, MA 01007 Phone: (413) 478-7219 Email: jmcextman@gmail.com Jeff Cleveringa Starr Ranch/Oneonta P.O. Box 4640 Wenatchee, WA 98807 Phone: (509) 750-0060 Fax: (509) 655-8330 Email: jeffc@starranch.com Tom DeMarree DeMarree Fruit Farms, Inc. 7654 E. Towline Road Williamson, NY 14589 Phone: (315) 589-9698 Email: demarreeff@aol.com Bill Dodd Fruit Growers Marketing Association 50336 Telegraph Road Amherst, OH 44001 Phone: (440) 670-2883 Fax: (740) 498-8367 Email: bill@ohioapples.com Rod Farrow – Vice President Lamont Fruit Farms 12703 Stillwater Road Waterport, NY 14571 Phone: (585) 682-4749 Fax: (585) 682-0522 Email: rodf12786@aol.com Wanda Heuser Gale International Plant Management, Inc. 55826 60th Avenue Lawrence, MI 49064 Phone: (800) 424-2765 Email: wanda@summittreesales.com Chris Hedges – Treasurer Martin’s Family Fruit Farm 1321 Windham Road 7 RR#3 Vanessa, ON N0E 1V0 Canada Phone: (519) 443-4680 Email: chrish@martinsapples.com Lisa Jenereaux Spurr Bros Farms Ltd. 639 Stronach Mountain Road RR#2 Kingston, NS B0P 1R0 Canada Phone: (902) 765-4300 Email: lisa@spurrbros.ns.ca Karen Lewis WSU – Cooperative Extension 1525 E. Wheeler Rd. Moses Lake, WA 98837 Phone: (509) 754-2011 Email: kmlewis@wsu.edu Hank Markgraf Okanagan Tree Fruit Company 880 Vaughan Avenue Kelowna, BC V1Y 7E4 Canada Phone: (250) 979-2612 Fax: (250) 763-7370 Email: hmarkgraf@bctree.com Phil Schwallier – Past President MSU Extension 1185 Nine Mile Road NW Sparta, MI 49345 Phone: (616) 490-7917 Fax: (616) 693-2317 Email: schwalli@msu.edu Craig Tanner Tanners Orchard, LTD 740 State Route 40 Speer, IL 61479 Phone: (309) 493-5442 Fax: (303) 493-5741 Email: craig@tannersorchard.com Tim Welsh – President Columbia Fruit Packers 2575 Euclid Avenue Wenatchee, WA 98807 Phone: (509) 662-7153 Cell: (509) 670-8080 Fax: (509) 662-0933 Email: timdwelsh@gmail.com Compact Fruit Tree Seasons Greetings! ‘Tis the season for meetings! ‘Tis also time for reflection, budgeting, eating, celebrating, resolving, and for northern hemisphere growers, the portent of new season; trimming trees and watching them come to life and again. Wil

2018 IFTA New Zealand Tour and Annual Conference

2018 IFTA New Zealand Tour and Annual Conference

Registration goes live at Noon ET March 20

 

 

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IFTA President Rod Farrow Named Apple Grower of the Year

IFTA President Rod Farrow Named Apple Grower of the Year

Award to be present by American Fruit Grower/Western Fruit Grower during USApple Outlook and Marketing Conference

Rod Farrow, co-owner of Fish Creek Orchards in Waterport, NY, has been named the 2017 Apple Grower of the YearSM by American Fruit Grower® and Western Fruit Grower® magazines, published by Meister Media Worldwide. Farrow will receive his award during the USApple Outlook and Marketing Conference, August 24, in Chicago, IL.


Rod Farrow

The Apple Grower of the Year award program, sponsored by Valent U.S.A., honors apple growers who have gone beyond the confines of the orchard and have, through their involvement and leadership, made a real impact on the apple industry.

Farrow was honored for developing a creative succession plan so the farm will continue to flourish, leading volunteer grower organizations, and hosting numerous trials to boost the knowledge level for all growers in the apple industry.

Farrow is well-known in the industry for encouraging fellow growers to adopt modern, high-density, intensively farmed orchards. He is currently president of the prestigious International Fruit Tree Association and has hosted countless Cornell University research trials.

Mark Mason, Tree Fruit Crop Manager at Valent U.S.A. — the award sponsor — says he finds Farrow to be an inspiration. “The Apple Grower of the Year celebrates the tenacious spirit of the American apple industry today and tomorrow,” Mason says. “Growers face a host of challenges every day. It’s growers like Rod Farrow who face these challenges head-on, look for proactive solutions and inspire the rest of us to do the same.”

Farrow is a first-generation apple grower, and the first honoree to be born outside the U.S. Growing up in England, he decided on a career in fruit growing, and did internships in France, Japan, and New Zealand, in addition to the U.S. In this country, he was fortunate to live and work with the family of George Lamont.

Besides being a big believer in sharing horticultural knowledge freely across the globe, Lamont was the 1997 Apple Grower of the Year. That makes Lamont Fruit Farm, now called Fish Creek Orchards, the only farm to be operated by two honorees — exactly two decades apart.

Lamont’s own children were not interested in following in their father’s footsteps, so he and his brother worked with Farrow to develop a plan so the ambitious Brit could eventually succeed them. It worked so well that two decades later, when Farrow’s own children said they weren’t interested in farming, Farrow developed a similar strategy.

IFTA 60th Annual Conference

IFTA 60th Annual Conference

Presentations and photos from the 2017 Annual Conference are now online! More photo being added.

 

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