Online Articles 

 

Our newsletter, Just Picked!, is a great resource for information related to organic fruit-growing. We publish research summaries, how-to articles, book reviews, grower perspectives. They are here to learn from, to enjoy, and to share with others.

Vol.
Issue
Article Title
Author
Gallery
16
4
Organic Agriculture Across the Pond
Nellie Robertson, OFGA Coordinator
Gallery
16
4
Kyrgyzstan F2F Country Profile
Abraham Cruz, Project Specialist at ACDI/VOCA
Gallery
16
3
Extension Services Basics
Annie Klodd, Nellie Robertson
(No images)
16
3
About Regenerative Agriculture
Lisa Rettinger, Antigo, WI
Gallery
16
3
Apple Thinning Revisited
Dan Kelly, Canton, MO
Gallery
16
2
A Journey Back in Time And to Another Land
Sam Kedem, Hastings, MN
Gallery
16
2
Tajikistan F2F Country Profile
Diana Shipman, ACDI/VOCA, Washington, D.C.
Gallery
16
1
From HortScience: Managing Apple Crop Load and Diseases with Bloom Thinning Applications in an Organically Managed ‘Honeycrisp’/‘MM.111’ Orchard
Gregory M. Peck et al.
(No images)
16
1
Frost Protection for Apricots and Other Stone Fruits
Bob Purvis
(Illustration with article)
15
4
An Accidental Apple Collector
Hank Calvert
Gallery
15
3
Organic Raspberry Production in High Tunnel
Sam Kedem, Hastings, MN
Gallery
15
3
Where the Cambium Meets the Road - Chinchillas Lanigera to the Rescue
Dan Kelly, Canton, MO
Gallery
15
2
Book Review: Good Apples: Behind Every Bite by Susan Futrell
Dan Kelly, Canton, MO
(No images)
15
2
Trials in Orchard Understory Plantings and Management
John Knisley, Madelia, MN
Gallery
15
2
Ideal Planting Conditions for Fruit Trees
Don Albrecht, Chippewa Falls, WI
(No images)
15
2
Winter Injury in 2019
Thaddeus McCamant, Staples, MN
(Image with article)
15
2
Advances in Farming: Netting and its Implications for Organic Farming
Sam Kedem, Hastings, MN
Gallery
15
1
Organic Methods: Growing Feathered Apple Trees in a Nursery
Chris McGuire, Belmont, WI
Gallery
14
3
Growing Fruit for the Flowers
Rachel Brann, Foreston, MN
(No images)
14
3
Japanese Beetle in Apples
Rami Aburomia, Mt. Horeb, WI
Gallery
14
1
Cultivating Adult Beverages
Deirdre Birmingham, Mineral Point, WI
Gallery
14
1
The Journey on Becoming the Luscious Pear
David Sliwa, Decorah, IA
Gallery

 

 

Newsletter Archives

 

We have been publishing our newsletter since the beginnings of the association, back when we started as Organic Tree Fruit Association. You can find copies of our old newsletters here, downloadable in pdf format. Most of our articles are as relevant to fruit-growing today as they were many years ago - the event announcements, lists of opportunities for farmers will give you ideas about what outside resources are available to help you in your fruit-growing journey, and most events continue today with more and more like-minded people attending; grants are available year after year. Check out the archives to gain information, ideas, and connect with our community!

Vol.
Issue
Article Title
Author
PDF Archives
10
1
Do Process: Value-Added Producer Grants
Dan Kelly
Open newsletter
10
2
Health and Berries
Paul M. Otten
Open newsletter
10
2
18 Months of Site Preparation at a Farm in Southern WI
Rami Aburomia
Open newsletter
10
2
2014 Apple Orchard Reflections
John Knisley
Open newsletter
11
1
Cider: My First Year
Rob Fisk
Open newsletter
11
2
Bacterial Canker in Peach Trees
(list serv edit)
Open newsletter
11
2
To Mow or to Manage?
Dan Kelly
Open newsletter
11
2
Integrating Livestock into Your Orchard
Rachel Henderson
Open newsletter
12
1
Can Whole Farm Revenue Protection Help Your Orchard Business?
Rachel Henderson
Open newsletter
12
1
Incorporating Fruit on a Diverse Vegetable Farm
Chris McGuire
Open newsletter
12
1
On Farm Composting
Harry Hoch
Open newsletter
12
2
Mackerelberries? AKA Gooseberries
Anton Ptak
Open newsletter
12
2
Growing Grapes Organically
Rachel Henderson
Open newsletter
12
3
What's Going on with GMO Apples?
Rachel Henderson
Open newsletter
12
3
The Fruit and Nut Compass: Developing Tools and Guiding Principle for Diversified Farms
Matthew Raboin
Open newsletter
13
1
Musing on Grafting
John Knisley
Open newsletter
13
1
Three Questions on Spotted Wing Dorsophilia
Thaddeus McCmant
Open newsletter
13
1
Mycorrhizal Journey
Michael Phillips
Open newsletter
13
3
On-Farm Research Evaluates Rootstock Potential of Wild Crabapples
Eric Lee-Mader
Open newsletter
13
3
Book Review: Good Apples: Behind Every Bite
Patty Naylor
Open newsletter
13
3
Research update: Assessing pollinator behavior and fruit set in Wisconsin apple orchards with varying densities of understory dandelions
Hannah Gaines Day
Open newsletter

 

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