April 15th 2010 Issue

Effective fruit thinning

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To evaluate thinning effectiveness using the “fruitlet model,” individual apples must be labeled and measured two or three times to

In the Box

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Dear Good Fruit Grower:

As the oldest grandchild of Arden Harris and daughter of Ardenvoir Merlin Harris, I thank you for

Fumigation rules delayed

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New regulations on the use of agricultural fumigants, due to go into effect at the beginning of this year, have

Organic matter matters

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Soils are one of the most complex biological communities. A teaspoon of soil has more than 180 million bacteria, according

Compost does good things

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Growers can often make their own compost, reducing some of the transportation costs from trucking it in to the orchard

Organic fertilizer calculator

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Oregon State University has developed a tool to help growers compare the cost, nutrient value, and nitrogen availability of organic

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