April 15th 2006 Issue

Capturing customers with great-tasting fruit

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Catoctin Mountain Orchard sells fruit in quart, quarter peck, half peck, peck, and half bushel containers at its retail market.

Correction

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An article entitled “Fibers, flakes and globs” in our March 15 issue contained a typographical error. In the section

Manure can cut fertilizer costs

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Using manure to replace nitrogen fertilizers requires a trial-and-error approach, but it can be part of growing healthy crops, an

Briefs

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Artists present farmers in Maryhill Museum exhibit…A special art exhibit depicting farmers has opened at the Maryhill Museum of Art

Do healthier soils produce better fruit?

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Oregon State University scientists have embarked on a major soil research project to identify soil management strategies in sweet cherry

In My View

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When Dad farmed, usually his biggest problem was the weather. He worried about an early freeze on snap beans, or

Be skeptical of nontraditional products

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When salespeople come to call with new products to improve your soil, approach them with a skeptical, but open mind,

It pays to leave low-grade fruit unharvested

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It’s hard for a grower to leave part of the crop in the orchard, after nurturing the fruit through the

Cherry ground covers

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Straw mulch in tree fruit orchard rows may have potential to increase soil organic matter while conserving water and suppressing

New fresh produce express to East Coast

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This fall, Washington and Oregon growers will be able rush their fresh produce from Wallula, Washington, to East Coast markets

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