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Food Forest Design

Lincoln Smith from Forested.us explains how listening to the landscape is the secret to growing healthy fruit trees and fruiting plants. Lincoln will talk about some o...

Drought Resistant South West Peaches

Reagan Wytsalucy, Extension Assistant Professor, Agriculture & Natural Resources at Utah State University, talks about her journey to find the last orchards growing th...

Will Nitrogen Fixing Plants Improve Soil Fertility?

Do nitrogen fixing plants and trees actually improve soil fertility? Will your fruit trees benefit if you plant nitrogen fixing plants in your garden? Susan speaks to ...

Custom Fruit Tree Spray Recipes with John Kempf

Learn how to boost your trees health with fruit tree foliar sprays that you can make at home from sugar, molasses, epsom salts...and Coca-cola? Our show guest is regen...

Bury Your Briefs to Evaluate Soil Microbes

Learn why Canadian farmers are burying their briefs to find out if they have beneficial microbes in the soil! Our guests from the University of Guelph are Cameron Ogil...

Soil and Tissue Testing

Jack Legg, an agronomist from SGS Canada, talks about soil and tissue testing and how that can help ensure that your fruit trees and plants have the nutrients they need.

Growing Blueberries

Blueberry bushes are native to North America. So why are they so hard to grow? Find out how to grow them successfully with Kathleen Demchak, Senior Extension Associate...

Creating a "Tree of 40 Fruit"

Why plant 40 fruit trees that produce different types of fruit, when you can have one tree that produces 40 types of fruit? Award-winning artist Sam Van Aken is an ass...

When To Fertilize Fruit Trees

Your fruit tree's nutritional needs change throughout the year. Learn when to fertilize fruit trees with Tree Fruit Production Extension Specialist Robert Crassweller,...

Native Apple Trees

Learn about crabapple trees that are native to North America in this podcast with researcher Paul Kron, Research Associate at the Plant Population and Evolution Resear...

Apple Tasting Party

Learn how to taste different apple cultivars and varieties like the experts do with Dr. Amy Bowen, Director, Consumer Insights Group at Vineland Research and Innovatio...

How to Prune Old Fruit Trees

Learn how to prune old apple trees and how to care for them with UK-based orchard educator Bob Lever.

Growing Fruit Trees in Extreme Climates

Learn to grow fruit trees in extreme climates with Greg Peterson of UrbanFarm.org.

Community Orchards in the UK and Beyond

Learn the secrets of establishing a successful community orchard with Lewis McNeill of The Orchard Project in the United Kingdom.

Bee Garden Design and Fruit Trees

Learn to create a garden with native plants that will attract bees and other beneficial insects with Lorraine Johnson, co-author of the free eBook: "A Flower Patch for...

Vertical Mulching and Worms in Soil

Vertical mulching using worms has been shown to help improve heavily compressed soil according to Glynn Percival, Lab Manager at Bartlett's Tree Research and Diagnosti...

Biochar and Fruit Trees

Biochar can improve the carbon levels in your soil. But how will that help your fruit tree's health and productivity? Mark and Laurie Mann of the American Biochar Comp...

Cover Crops and Fruit Trees

Learn about the benefits and disadvantages of growing cover crops near fruit trees with Christina Curell, Cover Crop and Soil Health Educator at Michigan State Univers...

Fruit Tree Traps

IPM specialist Kristy Grigg-McGuffin of the Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs talks about fruit tree traps - some monitor fruit tree pests while others help t...

Pawpaw Fruit Facts

Forget mangos and bananas. If you're interested in an exciting taste adventure in tropical fruit, check out the Native American pawpaw fruit. Paul DeCampo, Isaac Cr...

Developing a Fruit Tree Spray Schedule

If you’re growing your fruit trees organically, it’s important to protect them from pests and diseases and having a fruit tree spray schedule can make that much ea...

Growing Jesuit Pear Trees

Jesuit pear trees also known as Mission pears. French Jesuit missionaries brought these productive trees to North America in the 1700s. Learn more about this heirloom ...

Luther Burbank's Garden of Invention

In this episode we explore the story of plant breeder Luther Burbank and we'll see how his discoveries still live on in our edible gardens today. Our guest is Rachel S...

What are Biofertilizers?

In this episode, certified crop advisor Simon Neufeld talks about soil biology. Why is it important to have a lot of good organisms in your soil? What services do the...

Growing Perennial Vegetables

Ben Caesar of Fiddlehead Nursery in Ontario who will share his top perennial vegetables to grow and create a fantastic dinner menu featuring many of his favourite edib...

Fruit Trees and Spotted Wing Drosophila

Nikki Rothwell of Michigan State University's Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Centre talks about spotted wing drosophila (SWD). Unlike other fruit flies that ...

Growing Elderberries as a Cash Crop

Learn from organic grower Terry Durham of riverhillsharvest.com about how to grow elderberries, what cultivars to choose, and to discover if growing these lovely plant...

Mites and Fruit Trees

Fred Beaulieu, Ph.D., a mite expert and Research Scientist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada talks about mites - the good, the bad and the ones you'll find in your...

Dying Apple Trees and Sudden Apple Decline (SAD)

Kari Peter, Ph.D of Penn State Fruit Research and Extension Centre, talks about Sudden Apple Decline (SAD) or Rapid Apple Decline, which has devastated orchards in Ont...

Growing Uncommon Fruits with Lee Reich

Lee Reich, PhD. author of Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden, shares some of the interesting fruits he grows on what he calls his "farmden" (which he says is more than a...

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