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Meet The Board! Jon Clements

Where were you born/raised? I’m a born and raised Vermonter, in Burlington. Although I also lived in Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Connecticut, each for a year or two while growing up. But back in Vermont from 1969-1998. Michigan from 1998…

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Meet The Board! Jennifer Baugher

Meet Jen Baugher, a beloved member of the IFTA Board! Where were you born/raised? I grew up on our family farm, located in Aspers, PA (just north of Gettysburg). Where did you receive your education/training? I grew up on the…

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Meet The Board! Hank Markgraf

Meet IFTA board member Hank Markgraf, whose energy and enthusiasm for fruit tree growing and for IFTA are infectious and inspirational! Where were you born/raised? Kelowna, British Columbia.  Long, long, long time ago.  Didn’t start on the farm though, moved…

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2020 IFTA Annual Conference Presentations

IFTA 2020 Annual Conference – February 10-12, 2020 2020 Vision – It’s All About Precision Grand Rapids, Michigan Thank you for your interest in our articles. Full access to this story requires membership. See all our membership options here Username…

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Research Report: Fruiting Wall Production Systems For Apricots And Nectarines

PROJECT LEADER: GREGORY A. LANG

Year 5 (2019) of a Six-Year Duration Project (2015-2020): The overall objective of this project is to develop, refine, and evaluate two complementary orchard technologies, fruiting wall canopy architectures for stone fruit production and high tunnel protective covering structures, to…

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Research Report: High-Density Planting Systems And Rootstocks For Sweet Cherries In The Northeast.

PROJECT LEADER: TERENCE ROBINSON

Terence Robinson                                                                            …

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Research Report: Project 2020: Optimizing Sweet Cherry Orchard Design & Efficiency

PROJECT LEADER: GREGORY A. LANG

Year 6 (2019) of a Seven-Year Duration Project (2014-2020): This project tracks the NC140 Canopy Training Systems x Rootstocks research trial (planted in 2010; the multi-site trial coordination was completed in 2019) and the multi-trial Competitive Orchards Project 2020 research-extension…

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Research Report: Evaluation Of The Cornell-Geneva Apple Rootstocks And Other Promising Apple Rootstocks.

TERENCE ROBINSON AND GENNARO FAZIO

Authors: Terence Robinson, Dept. of Horticulture, New York State Ag. Exp. Station, Geneva, NY  14456-0462,  Phone: 315-787-2227,  Fax: 315-787-2216, E-mail:  tlr1@cornell.edu Gennaro Fazio, USDA-ARS, Plant Genetic Resources Unit, New York State Ag. Exp. Station, Geneva, NY 14456, Phone:315-787-2480, Fax: 315-787-2216, E-mail: gf35@cornell.edu Rootstock effects on…

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High-Density Planting Systems And Rootstocks For Sweet Cherries In The Northeast

TERENCE ROBINSON, POLIANA FRANCESCATTO AND JAUME LORDAN

Introduction Dwarfing cherry rootstocks have allowed new possibilities for developing high-density sweet cherry (Prunus aviumL.) orchards with smaller trees that are more precocious and productive and can either be covered with rain exclusion shelters or high tunnels to prevent rain…

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