Soils & Nutrients
Featured stories about soils and nutrients appear in this issue.
Soils are one of the most complex biological communities. A teaspoon of soil has more than 180 million bacteria, according to USDA’s Hal Collins.
Growers can often make their own compost, reducing some of the transportation costs from trucking it in to the orchard or vineyard.
Good stuff happens [...]
WILSON IS THE LEADER in custom bird netting programs for all types of crops. Full line of bangers and bird irritant items. [...]
Oregon State University has developed a tool to help growers compare the cost, nutrient value, and nitrogen availability of organic fertilizers.
The Organic Fertilizer Calculator [...]
Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates, is the major fruit import port in the Persian Gulf with its trade tentacles reaching to Yemen [...]
Good weed control is most important early in the season, but fall may be a better time to get the job done.
Good weed control [...]
Susan Pheasant of Wenatchee, Washington, and Mauricio Frías of Curicó, Chile, are organizing an intensive technical tour of sweet cherry orchards in the Pacific [...]
Dr. Joan Davenport, who has long championed the need for grape nutrition guidelines specific to the Pacific Northwest, is in the process of publishing [...]
The firm of Simons, Shuttleworth, and French Company, Inc., was one of the first to specialize in exporting apples from the Pacific Northwest to [...]
Though results are preliminary, representing only the first year of work, a research project studying micronutrient utilization by juice grapevines has found that timing [...]
Orchardists on Fruit Ridge northwest of Grand Rapids, Michigan, suffered mightily when the market for processing apples weakened in the last decade of the [...]
When planting an orchard, don’t forget to leave room for the anchor, which is the most critical component of a trellis. It should be [...]
The branches of this young Fuji tree suffer from blind wood.
Blind wood is a growth characteristic of certain fruit varieties, where buds at the [...]
To evaluate thinning effectiveness using the “fruitlet model,” individual apples must be labeled and measured two or three times to assess their rate of [...]
Dear Good Fruit Grower:
As the oldest grandchild of Arden Harris and daughter of Ardenvoir Merlin Harris, I thank you for the excellent article [February [...]
New regulations on the use of agricultural fumigants, due to go into effect at the beginning of this year, have been delayed, possibly until [...]