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Soils and Weed Management

Featured stories covering soil and weed management in this issue.

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Wine grape growers weigh in on Cabernet Sauvignon clones

April 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Clonal choices

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Monitoring the dump tank

April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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The increasing emphasis on food safety means changes are ahead for tree fruit packing houses. Among them: the requirement to demonstrate that their preventive practices

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The microbes beneath

April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

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Space may be the final frontier, but soil biology is the next frontier. Researchers are only beginning to understand the richness, diversity and complexity of

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Not your grandpa’s weather vane

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

New fruit models, seamless data boost Michigan’s Enviro-weather system.

  • The honeycrisp experience, part three

Honeycrisp from Chile coming to U.S.

April 27th, 2016|1 Comment

Honeybear Brands of Minnesota bringing in its largest crop from South America plantings.

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Woolly surge

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Researchers, looking for answers to hold back woolly apple aphids, find some promise in sandy soils.

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Making the most of mulch

April 27th, 2016|1 Comment

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Organic herbicides don’t match mulch for pear growers.

That’s the conclusion of University of California Cooperative Extension farm advisor John Roncoroni, who determined through a series

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Herbicide resistance a growing concern

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Researcher offers tips for helping to control weeds in vineyards.

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Pre-emergents can help control yellow nutsedge

April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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Yellow nutsedge can be a particular difficult weed to control in Northeast vineyards because of its below-ground germinating tuber, though the weed tends to disappear

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Soil-mapping tools available to growers

April 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

High-tech mapping

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Soil tests tell growers what they need to know

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Soil gets a closer look

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Is my soil healthy?

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

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Putting definitive numbers on measures of soil health is a tricky business, because what’s good for one soil type may not be good for another.

“I

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Eladio Gonzales, a young grower from Selah, Washington

April 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Eladio, a second-generation farmer from the upper Yakima Valley, worked alongside his father, Miguel Gonzales, in orchards and now manages several test orchards in Naches, Washington.

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Planting frenzy

April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Properly preparing the soil can help new plantings thrive.

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Wade: Free trade should include fair trade

April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

A Good Fruit Grower good point by Mike Wade, USApple chairman

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Hansen: Test for nutrients before spending big money

April 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Wine industry funded research can save growers money and lead to healthier vineyard soils.