April 15th 2006 Issue

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

Adjust crop load to avert chlorosis in Honeycrisp

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Chlorosis of leaves on Honeycrisp trees appears to be related to light cropping, Dr. Lailiang Cheng, horticulturist at Cornell University,

New Zealand program releases new varieties

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Sonya, a new apple variety that originated in New Zealand, is being grown in North America under a club system.

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Fertigation may be economical

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A study of nitrogen and phosphate fertigation in pear trees shows no differences in yield or fruit quality between trees

Commission ready for season

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The Washington State Fruit Commission’s budget for 2006-2007 reflects a 30 percent increase in foreign market program funds and a

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