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Soils & Nutrients

Featured stories about soils and nutrients appear in this issue.

Micronutrients for juice grapes

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

Though results are preliminary, representing only the first year of work, a research project studying micronutrient utilization by juice grapevines has found that timing and

Constructing a trellis

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

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 as

Eye on the Middle East

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Dubai, one of the United Arab Emirates, is the major fruit import port in the Persian Gulf with its trade tentacles reaching to Yemen in

Good to Go

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

Susan Pheasant of Wenatchee, Washington, and Mauricio Frías of Curicó, Chile, are organizing an ­intensive technical tour of sweet cherry orchards in the Pacific Northwest

A remedy for blind wood

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

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

Effective fruit thinning

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

To evaluate thinning effectiveness using the “fruitlet model,” individual apples must be labeled and measured two or three times to assess their rate of growth.

In the Box

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

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

Fumigation rules delayed

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

New regulations on the use of agricultural fumigants, due to go into effect at the beginning of this year, have been delayed, possibly until the

Organic matter matters

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

  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.

Compost does good things

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

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

Organic fertilizer calculator

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

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

Options for weed control

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

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

Nutrition guidelines for grapes

April 15th, 2010|0 Comments

Dr. Joan Davenport, who has long championed the need for grape nutrition guidelines specific to the Pacific Northwest, is in the process of publishing an