Soils and Weed Management
Featured stories about soils and weed management, and more, in this issue.
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Waste not this year with weed control
Follow best practices to conserve herbicides during shortage.
Electri-fried weed control trials underway
Oregon State University leads electric current project with potential for organic weed control in blueberries, apples and almonds.
New fronts on the fire blight fight
Researchers discuss nonantibiotic fire blight control methods.
New York faces a new reality with fire blight
State’s growers are dealing with frequent fire blight outbreaks.
Downpours and drainage
Heavy storms hitting Pennsylvania orchards harder; growers share how they are dealing with the deluge.
Colorado replants and reimagines
Following a killing freeze, some family fruit farms are reconsidering their future.
An uncertain path for a Colorado family farm
Organic grower reflects on the future of his family farm after back-to-back disasters and the ongoing threat of drought.
A Colorado fruit-growing family refocuses on apples — and cider.
Good to Know: Pay attention to paraquat
Following safety concerns in registration review, restricted-use herbicide now has additional requirements for handlers and applicators.
Benedict: Washington invests in soil
The state’s soil health initiative will combine long-term research and incentives to encourage adoption of recommended practices.
Dininny: Tell us about you
Take part in our quick online survey to help us plan our coverage for the upcoming season.
Soil sensor pros and cons — Video
WSU irrigation specialist provides growers with a rundown on five soil sensors.
Johanny Castro Chinchilla, a young grower from San José, Costa Rica
Johanny grew up working on a coffee farm and earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in crop protection from the University of Costa Rica. He’s the son of Marea Elisa Chinchilla and Gerardo Castro.
Remembering Bruce Hollabaugh: 1980–2022
Bruce Hollabaugh on the farm during pear harvest at Hollabaugh Bros. near Biglerville, Pennsylvania, last September. (TJ Mullinax/Good Fruit Grower) The April 1 issue of
Record price of $375 per ton set for canning pears is welcome news to start the season
Northwest Bartlett pear growers and processors are all going into the 2022 growing season with price negotiations already settled for a record $375 per ton.