Help! My branches are breaking- OR How Many Ladders Do I Need to Hold Up My Fruit Trees?

Home orchards are a lot of work- trees need pruning, thinning and a watchful eye for pests and diseases. But if there is one job you should NOT neglect on your home orchard, it is thinning and summer pruning.

University of Idaho Southwest Idaho Research & Extension Center Parma Fruit Day

Here are some pictures taken at the Parma Research Center – Pomology day.  Just a few tables here with fruits!   Governor Otter gave a welcome speech praising all the efforts of the staff. Then  pomology researcher and center director,  Essie Fallahi, explained research being done at the center to improve these crops in Idaho, […]