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Soil Organic Matter as a Soil Health Indicator: Sampling, Testing and Interpretation

Testing for soil organic matter helps you monitor soil health over time. Good soil management practices can improve soil organic matter in three to five years.

Dan Sullivan, Amber Moore, Linda Brewer | Aug 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

Q: I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the ...

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Monitoring Vineyard Nutrition

This article describes how to determine vineyard nutrient needs through tissue and soil sampling.

Patricia Skinkis, Paul Schreiner | Dec 2018 | Article

Management of grapevine water status under irrigated and non-irrigated conditions

Information on vineyard water management, focusing on when to initiate irrigation.

Alexander Levin | Oct 2018 | Article

Wine grape tissue nutrient analysis guidelines for Oregon

This is a guide that can be used by wine grape growers to interpret their vine tissue nutrient analysis results to determine nutrient sufficiency, deficiency or excess.

Paul Schreiner | May 2019 | Article

Grape pruning basics

All grapes require heavy pruning to produce fruit, but after the first three growing seasons, different types of grapes need different pruning. Wine grapes and muscadines usually need spur pruning, and American grapes, such as Concord and Thompson Seedless require cane pruning.

Nov 2012 | Article

Entomology for Gardeners

Classification and names Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta = Insects (Arachnida = Spiders) Order: The technical name of the orders describes the wings. For example: Coleoptera: “coleo” = sheath; “ptera” = wing; that is, a...

Jean R. Natter | Jan 2019 | Article

Basic Entomology

Insects can be found in great numbers in every ecosystem on our planet except for the ocean. There are over a million different identified species of insects in the world, but only an estimated 31,000 identified species of...

Richard Little | Jan 2016 | Article