The Apple Grower

A Guide for the Organic Orchardist

The Apple Grower

For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge of our great-grandparents with the fruits of modern scientific research and innovation. Since The Apple Grower first appeared in 1998, orchardist Michael Phillips has continued his research with apples, which have been called "organic's final frontier." In this new edition of his widely acclaimed work, Phillips delves even deeper into the mysteries of growing good fruit with minimal inputs. Some of the cuttingedge topics he explores include: The use of kaolin clay as an effective strategy against curculio and borers, as well as its limitations Creating a diverse, healthy orchard ecosystem through understory management of plants, nutrients, and beneficial microorganisms How to make a small apple business viable by focusing on heritage and regional varieties, value-added products, and the "community orchard" model The author's personal voice and clear-eyed advice have already made The Apple Grower a classic among small-scale growers and home orchardists. In fact, anyone serious about succeeding with apples needs to have this updated edition on their bookshelf.

Market Power for Apple Growers

Including Some Observations on the Application of Modern Marketing Practice to Horticultural Crops

Market Power for Apple Growers


Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics


Understanding Trademark Law

Understanding Trademark Law

Understanding Trademark Law is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the law of trademarks and unfair competition. It provides a thorough introduction to the federal laws protecting registered trademarks and trade dress, as well as the broad array of federal and state unfair competition doctrines which protect unregistered trademarks and trade dress. Coverage includes the standards and procedures for obtaining federal registration, the rights and remedies available to owners of both registered and common law marks under federal and state law, and the full array of applicable defenses. The text examines both the substantive and procedural rules governing traditional claims for infringement of trademarks and trade dress, as well as claims of dilution, false advertising, and cybersquatting. This is a detailed and sophisticated, yet concise, treatment of the rapidly expanding area of trademark and unfair competition law. All assertions in the text are supported by precise citations to the relevant authorities. In addition to providing a thorough explanation of the fundamentals of each topic, the text identifies those areas in which the law remains unsettled due to conflicting or sparse authorities, makes note of circuit splits and emerging trends in the law, and points the reader toward additional authorities that will enhance his or her understanding of each topic. This text is suitable as an introduction to the field, as a practitioner's desk book, or as a study aid to accompany any of the standard casebooks on the subject.

Formulation of the 2002 Farm Bill

Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture and Its Subcommittees, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, May, June, July, 2001

Formulation of the 2002 Farm Bill


The Control of the Codling Moth and the Apple Scab

The Control of the Codling Moth and the Apple Scab

"The codling moth or apple worm and the apple scab have no direct relationship except that both attack the apple and are, respectively, the chief insect enemy and the chief fungous disease of this fruit. Both are, however, subject to practical control by sprays, which being necessary at the same dates, in the main, can be combined in single applications, and it is for this reason that they are considered together in this bulletin. A brief life history is given of the codling moth, with a description of the sprays and other remedies for it, followed by similar matter on the apple scab. The bulletin concludes with a joint consideration, for both pests, of spraying outfits and methods, with directions for the combination of the spray mixtures, and a spray calendar"--Introduction.

Apples

Certain Conditions of Competition Between the U.S. and Canadian Industries : Report to the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, on Investigation No. 332-305 Under Section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930

Apples