Explains water-quality issues related to excess phosphorus in surface waters. Provides specific ways for homeowners, commercial property managers, irrigated row crop growers, dryland farmers, ranchers, and confined animal feeding operators to reduce phosphorus loss to surface waters.
Describes impacts of nitrogen overfertilization and uneven irrigation on groundwater in Willamette Valley, Oregon. Recommends that mint crop growers use stem testing to gauge nitrogen needs more closely and advises growers on how to improve irrigation system efficiency.
Many farms will be required to go through some sort of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification process in order to satisfy buyer demands or because they will be required to under the new Food Safety Modernization Act. ...
Purchasing, site selection, when to plant, preparing the site, and follow-up care.
OSU research indicates that the less toxic iron phosphate containing slug baits are as effective as those with metaldehyde.
Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.
Pacific Northwest blueberry growers must identify and control a number of bacterial and fungal diseases in order to ensure the highest yields. Fortunately, only a few of the diseases that occur on highbush blueberry in this region cause significant losses when left unchecked.