Chelsea Durfey, Young Grower from Sunnyside, Washington

By |April 30th, 2015|

I’ve had so many mentors... They’ve taught me about pruning, soil biology, bees, products, and applications, and there’s so much yet for me to learn.

Getting the most from compost

By |April 23rd, 2015|

Think years, not weeks, when calculating nitrogen release from compost.

Beating the competition to help new plantings

By |April 16th, 2015|

In young orchards, good weed control is essential for fast, early growth and high yields.

Use winter weeds to improve soil

By |December 16th, 2014|

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Winter weeds are a cheap way of improving and adding organic matter to soil. It is costly and difficult to

Four reasons to manage the orchard floor

By |April 21st, 2014|

Several forces at work suggest that orchardists should look more closely at how they manage the floors of their orchards and vineyards.

Managing orchard weeds

By |April 21st, 2014|

Fruit growers are always looking for better, cheaper ways of controlling vegetation under the trees in their orchards, but, in general, weed control gets more expensive and more complicated.

Sustainable organics

By |January 7th, 2014|

Jim Koan wants organic practices to be based on science, not politics.

A common sense organic approach

By |January 6th, 2014|

Silver Apple Award winner Ray Fuller approaches organic production from a scientific point of view.

New spray concept proves feasible

By |September 1st, 2013|

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If we had to irrigate orchards by pulling tanks of water down the alleys, would we do it?

We do that

Nothing easy about organic weed control

By |May 1st, 2013|

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Research in a newly planted organic vineyard showed just how difficult and labor-intensive weed control is under organic conditions. Not

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