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Soils & Nutrients

Featured stories covering solid and nutrients appear in this issue.

  • Geneva rootstocks in production

Geneva rootstocks in production

  • April 15th, 2011

Nurseries across the country are propagating several Geneva rootstocks. A million G.11 rootstocks should be available by 2013. Substantial numbers [...]

  • Wide scope for rootstock research

Wide scope for rootstock research

  • April 15th, 2011

International Fruit Tree Association members tour a research plot at Wapato, Washington, where a wide range of apple rootstocks are being compared.

Rootstock development is [...]

Growers vote on special assessment

  • April 15th, 2011

Washington State tree fruit growers will be asked to pay a special research assessment to strengthen research and extension programs at Washington State University.

The [...]

Tips on how to avoid glyphosate damage

  • April 15th, 2011

As you approach weed control this spring, remember the word SUPPLY.

That’s the acronym Dr. Hannah Mathers developed to help orchardists and nurserymen prevent injury [...]

Newer herbicides join the arsenal

  • April 15th, 2011

Among the newer herbicides that fruit growers should look at are Treevix, Alion, Matrix, Spartan, and Sandea, and there are new formulatons of Sinbar [...]

Who’s eating codling moth?

  • April 15th, 2011

This article is part of a series on the multistate project “Enhancing Biological Control in Western Orchards.”

How big a role can predators play in [...]

  • Fumigant regulations keep coming

Fumigant regulations keep coming

  • April 15th, 2011

Soil fumigation, like this broadcast application, now requires that fumigation management plans be developed to include a long list of components.

The soil fumigation landscape [...]

  • Prevent transplant shock

Prevent transplant shock

  • April 15th, 2011

With any plant, including fruit trees, water must move from the soil through the roots to the tree above the ground and into the [...]

  • Read the label

Read the label

  • April 15th, 2011

Marestail, or horseweed, has been confirmed to be resistant to glyphosate in California.

Have you read your glyphosate herbicide label lately?

Today’s glyphosate herbicide is not [...]