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Notes and News - Commercial Orchards
Latest product and growing information plus what's happening at DWN.
Innovation is happening rapidly at DWN! Watch a video about our new automated controlled-environment facilities for potted planting stock. Listen to CEO Bill Reid and others describe how DWN is striving to ensure consistent quality and availability of the right products for commercial orchard growers in 2020 and future years. Check also the planting tips for bareroot and potted trees.
From the field, to the sorting barn, to delivery, DWN trees are handled with a whole lot of TLC. Read the January newsletter for our pledge to innovation and quality - and to meet new DWN team members Jereme Fromm and Dr. Marta Francis!
December's Commercial newsletter offers a quick review of key tree planting considerations: 1) when to top and prune, 2) copper spray, 3) irrigation,
1) Dave Wilson Nursery's Potted Trees: After years of research and development, potted trees on hybrid rootstock are now 80% or more of DWN commercial almond sales. 2) All About California Walnuts: Aaron Martella of Grower Direct Nut Co. and DWN's Tom Spellman give us a tour of this year’s Chandler walnut harvest and processing, from shaking and
November Newsletter: The Best Recipe for a Successful Orchard October Newsletter: Investing in the Future of Agriculture (Meet Our Interns!)
Dave Wilson Nursery is known for propagating many fruit and nut types on selected alternate rootstocks. Our budding process begins with healthily growing, well-hydrated rootstock and carefully selected budwood, using only the best mature buds
The most delectable tree-ripened fresh fruit available to buy is often locally grown and found at fruit stands and farmers markets. Tom Spellman recently visited the orchards and fruit stand of one of DWN's long-time customers, one of the best fresh fruit growers anywhere
Our commercial orchard grower rep team aims to be a partner in the field and throughout the growing process. We pride ourselves in the communication between growers and our grower reps. Long after the trees are delivered, our team is there
View the February email newsletter about the fine-tuned combination of people and machinery that dig our trees and prepare them for delivery. Be sure to watch the excellent short video at the end.
At most Northern and Central California locations, accumulated fruit tree chilling from November 1st to February 10th was lower than a year ago in terms of chill hours (hours below 45°F). In terms of chill portions as calculated using the more complex Dynamic Model, however,