Insecticide Screening for Effectiveness in Controlling Thrips in Dry Bulb Onions

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Controlling thrips (onion and western flower) is becoming increasingly difficult for commercial onion growers in the Treasure Valley. One of the problems is resistance to some of the commonly used insecticides. The objective of this trial was to screen registered and non-registered insecticides to find those which have potential for use in thrips control programs.

2014 Klamath Basin Potato Variety Development Summary

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Since its inception in 1985, the Tri-State variety development program has primarily focused on the development of processing and dual-purpose (process and fresh) russets

By Brian Charlton

Innovations Help Vegetable Growers Find that Cover Crop Niche

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The benefits of cover crops are widely touted, but in the real world of farming it is often challenging to work cover crops into your rotation. Crops like late sweet corn, pumpkins and winter squash,...

By Nick Andrews

Grafting Vegetables - Is it worth the trouble? Many growers say yes.

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Grafting vegetables has largely been limited to hydroponic systems in the U.S. although in recent years has become more popular in the field. Vegetable grafting is similar to grafting of fruits trees...

By Amy Garrett

Nitrogen Management in Organic Vegetables: Work in Progress

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Organic vegetable farmers use cover crops, compost, manure and other amendments to increase soil organic matter (SOM) and improve soil quality. These practices also supply large amounts of nitrogen,...

By Nick Andrews, Dan Sullivan

Are Your Fruits & Vegetables Safe for Human Consumption? Good Agricultural Practices & Marketing Agreements

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When produce contaminated by E. coli, Salmonella or other human pathogens is distributed by large shippers, food scares show up on the front pages and the evening news. While food safety problems in...

By Nick Andrews

Dry farming vegetables: One farmer’s approach to building soil, conserving water and producing great tasting tomatoes

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Jeannie Berg, with Your Hometown Harvests, grows heirloom fruits and vegetables in Monmouth, Oregon. She markets her produce through a 25-member CSA and several farmers’ markets including the...

By Amy Garrett

Relay Seeding Cover Crops in Fall and Winter Harvested Vegetables

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Lots of vegetable crops (i.e. winter squash, some brassicas, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, etc.) are harvested late.  This makes it difficult to establish over-wintering cover crops after harvest....

By Nick Andrews

Cover crop establishment in western Oregon vegetables

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This article supplements an archived article in the fall 2010 issue of Oregon Small Farm News. That article discusses cover crop species, time of seeding and includes a table of cover crop seeding...

By Nick Andrews

Croptime: Scheduling Vegetables with Degree-Day Models

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Endothermic “warm blooded” organisms like birds and mammals maintain relatively constant body temperatures, so their metabolic reactions and development rates are fairly consistent over time. However,...

By Nick Andrews, Heidi Noordijk