Most of the nation’s top fruit researchers are in Idaho this week trying to help one another figure out the best ways to grow tree fruit in their respective states. The rootstock evaluation group, which includes 35 states, is a national research project funded by individual states and the USDA. Members meet in a different state each November to discuss results of rootstock trials of apples, cherries, pears, peaches and plums…"The interchange of knowledge that we get to have at this conference, you don’t get from reading a book always," said Win Cowgill, a fruit researcher at Rutgers University in New Jersey. "This is the brain trust of the top scientists that work with tree fruit in the country."
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