Small fruit, vegetable and nursery crops generally require irrigation to produce the quality the market demands and the yield the producer needs. Irrigation technology has changed dramatically over the last thirty years. Drip or ...
Provides suggestions for ways to conserve irrigation water. Explains how to use the AgriMet crop water use charts. Provides general guidelines for irrigation methods, timing, and soil management.
Excessive summer irrigation of oak and madrone trees may promote fungal diseases such as the oak root fungus (aka armillaria root disease) and crown rot.
Browning or dieback is usually caused by weather-related stress, sometimes in combination with pests and diseases.
This article briefly discusses the most prevalent madrone disease problems, then offers a broader perspective on the health of this southern Oregon native.
There are probably few plants that are more strongly identified with this area or are held in greater affection than the madrone tree.
Several Agricultural and Forestry associations are available for producers to join. I think it’s extremely important for producers to get connected with at least one association so they do not get left out of anything critical...