Producing quality results quickly is the primary objective at Precision Agri-Lab. To ensure accurate and precise data, we have implemented extensive quality control procedures. Daily QC procedures include running method blanks, duplicates, intra-laboratory control samples, and second source calibration verification samples.
As summer approaches and the soil dries, forage plants become dormant. Some years in drier areas of Oregon dormancy may begin in the late spring. If you have irrigation rights, your pastures can provide supplemental nutrition even during the dry summer months. Although this article targets irrigated pastures, many of the principles apply to other crops. There are a number of ...
Almost half of all new farmers' markets close within, or after, their first year of operation according to a new study from Oregon State University.
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.
Farmers’ markets in the Pacific Northwest and across the United States are experiencing exceptional popularity with consumers and growth in numbers. This report examines the conditions associated with success and failure of individual farmers’ markets and provides information and recommendations for market organizers to assist with their decision making and strategic planning.