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Soils & Nutrients

Featured stories about soils and nutrients appear in this issue.

Briefs

  • April 15th, 2006

Artists present farmers in Maryhill Museum exhibit…A special art exhibit depicting farmers has opened at the Maryhill Museum of Art near Goldendale, Washington, and [...]

In My View

  • April 15th, 2006

When Dad farmed, usually his biggest problem was the weather. He worried about an early freeze on snap beans, or the ground being too [...]

Cherry World

  • April 15th, 2006

This is the second in a series of articles compiled by Lynn Long of Oregon State University Extension from research presented at an International [...]

USA cherry synergy

  • April 15th, 2006

West Coast cherry producers found common ground during an initial meeting to see if growers from the Pacific Northwest and California could collaborate on [...]

Manure can cut fertilizer costs

  • April 15th, 2006

Using manure to replace nitrogen fertilizers requires a trial-and-error approach, but it can be part of growing healthy crops, an organic apple grower says. [...]

Plums to China

  • April 15th, 2006

California plum growers and shippers are gearing up to ship more than 500,000 boxes of plums to mainland China under a new agreement reached [...]

Commission ready for season

  • April 15th, 2006

The Washington State Fruit Commission’s budget for 2006-2007 reflects a 30 percent increase in foreign market program funds and a larger cherry crop. But [...]

Capital View

  • April 15th, 2006

Every legislative session provides opportunity for making progress on key issues for the tree fruit industry. Each session also provides ample opportunity for setbacks [...]

All you want to know about PACA

  • April 15th, 2006

Fruit and vegetable growers can learn about the protections that the federal Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act offers them during seminars sponsored by the Washington [...]

Cherry ground covers

  • April 15th, 2006

Straw mulch in tree fruit orchard rows may have potential to increase soil organic matter while conserving water and suppressing weeds, a soil scientist [...]

Fruit analysis report card

  • April 15th, 2006

Calcium needs to be available to apple trees early in the season during the cell-division phase, because that’s when the tree is drawing nutrients [...]

Foreman chairs commission

  • April 15th, 2006

Wenatchee, Washington, attorney Dale Foreman has succeeded George Allan of Yakima as chair of the Washington Apple Commission. Foreman, who has 500 acres [...]

People

  • April 15th, 2006

Washington State Wine industry honors den Hoed…Bill den Hoed has been honored for nearly 20 years of involvement in the Washington wine grape industry. [...]

Fertigation may be economical

  • April 15th, 2006

A study of nitrogen and phosphate fertigation in pear trees shows no differences in yield or fruit quality between trees that are fertigated and [...]

Correction

  • April 15th, 2006

An article entitled “Fibers, flakes and globs” in our March 15 issue contained a typographical error. In the section that quoted Andy Kahn [...]

Wine grape research needs

  • April 15th, 2006

The research needs of Washington State’s wine industry are being explored by an industry-wide taskforce, organized by the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers. [...]