April 15th 2008 Issue

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

Last Bite

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The Wenatchee Produce Company, with its famous Rose brand label, was among the largest fruit shippers in the state of

Searching for resistance to nematodes

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Resistant rootstock may be the only real answer in replant situations.

Good to know

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This highly feathered tree is perfect for establishing the tall spindle planting system. The quality of

Industry opposes fumigation buffer

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The tree fruit industry is urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to require buffer zones around orchards when they

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