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Soils & Nutrients

Featured stories covering solid and nutrients appear in this issue.

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Fumigant regulations keep coming

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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 has

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Read the label

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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 the

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Balancing nitrogen in grapes and wine

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Catherine Jones, middle, puts Merlot grapes through a destemmer under the watchful eye of her advisor Joan Davenport.

For both grape growers and winemakers, the status

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Last Bite: Gala breeder put flavor first

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Gale Gala is a sport of Royal Gala discovered by Wally Gale in Wenatchee, Washington, and patented in 1997. Inset: The Pacific Gala is a

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Wide scope for rootstock research

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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 a

Growers vote on special assessment

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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 university

Tips on how to avoid glyphosate damage

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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 to

Root2Fruit group will request research funding

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A group of scientists from around the country aims to develop new tree fruit rootstocks for the tree fruit industry with the goal of increasing

Tree safety is key issue with herbicides

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Choosing a herbicide program for an orchard is not so simple as choosing which herbicide kills what weeds and when. A careful reading of the

Newer herbicides join the arsenal

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

Who’s eating codling moth?

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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 controlling

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Prevent transplant shock

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

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Preparing for glyphosate resistance

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Rick Boydston is part of team working to educate orchardists and vineyardists how to prevent and manage glyphosate-resistant weeds. For decades,

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Geneva rootstocks in production

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