April 15th 2008 Issue

Fertilizer suppliers and users

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The world’s largest fertilizer users are the United States, China, India, Russia, and Brazil, according to The Fertilizer Institute.

Prepare site before replanting

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Before an orchard is replanted, the soil should be ripped and cross ripped to a depth of two

Corn boosts demand

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U.S. farmers planted about 90 million acres of corn last year, aiming to profit from high prices driven by high

Roller coaster cherry production

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To overcome rootstock-scion incompatibility, two Chelan trees on Mazzard rootstock were planted next to the original tree on

Striving for efficiencies

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Bill Tos of Tos Orchards said that while the family farm has grown through the years, they haven’t

Learn by doing

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Twenty years ago, when apples suddenly became a profitable crop to plant in California’s San Joaquin Valley, few had experience

Getting the most out of fertilizers

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With the price of fertilizer ­rising, orchardists are trying to use nitrogen in the most efficient and economical ways possible,

New herbicide option for cherries

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Russian thistle, also known as the ubiquitous tumbleweed. A new herbicide called Matrix (rimsulfuron) will be

New source of phosphorus

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Each year, U.S. farmers use about 3.7 billion pounds of phosphorus fertilizer, which is mined from underground phosphorus deposits around

Managing the orchard floor

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These Regina on Gisela 6 rootstock cherry trees, grown under a bark mulch, are part of an Oregon

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