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  • Writer's pictureTerra Michelle

IFTA @ Mt. Ridge 2022

Mt Ridge featured in the Good Fruit Grower & on the IFTA International Tree Fruit Association's Facebook Page

"Pennsylvania grower Blake Slaybaugh, right, discusses pruning techniques and rootstocks with members of the International Fruit Tree Association during the group’s annual conference tour on Feb. 14 in Biglerville." - Good Fruit Grower

Orchard demo conducted by our very own VP, Blake Slaybaugh.

The International Tree Fruit Association, invited us to be a stop on their Annual Winter tour. Our, VP, Blake Slaybaugh hosted the tours on our Piney Farm where we discussed pruning on High Density Plantings and our farm's experiences with some rootstocks. Pictured above is Blake in a block of our honeycrisp.

"At Mt. Ridge Farms in Biglerville the Slaybaugh family showed IFTA some pruning techniques they use in a Honeycrisp block on various rootstocks, and they showed their impressive farm machinery repair facility, which looks equipped to fix just about anything that breaks down."
by Matt Milkovich Good Fruit Grower

Blake featured on the IFTA Facebook Page

Blake, featured above, continuing to discuss and review his findings with different rootstocks like: G-11.

David, featured on IFTA Facebook page

The Mt Ridge home farm shop was featured in the Winter Tour for ITFA. David, our President, reviewed the features we like best about the structure, design and organization of the shop. Several pieces of equipment, we use at Mt Ridge, were also displayed for Tour Guests to see and converse about.

Noble Orchards- Mt Ridge's software developer

Mt Ridge has ben working with Michael Constantino for years now to develop several software solutions to the farming operation. Currently, Mt Ridge, is using 2 different software databases to manager their production and pesticide applications. We have noticed a huge productivity increase with the implementation of these programs.

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