Selecting and preparing the site and soil, irrigation, rootstocks and varieties, planting, pruning and thinning fruit, pest management, and maintenance schedule.
Candace Stoughton, Low Impact Development Specialist, gives a tour of the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District building and the many demonstration projects on the grounds that soak up stormwater
Prolonged heat wave amps up need for water in the garden
Planting a new fruit tree? Dig a big hole, wait to apply fertilizer and keep an eye on pests. Here are more quick tips for taking care of your transplanted tree.
Homeowners often consider pest management the most difficult part of raising fruit. Most people either lack the knowledge to identify and control insect pests and diseases, or they dread having to spray chemicals to protect their crops. However, sustainable gardening involves minimal inputs of water, fertilizer, pesticides and labor. Raising fruit crops with fewer inputs is possible when your knowledge level of subject material is high.
During the summer, nearly half of all residential water in Oregon is used to irrigate landscape areas around homes. A significant reduction in water use can occur by using efficient water ways to maintain our lawns and gardens. The Lawn Watering Guide offers suggestions to gain efficiency while maintaining an attractive lawn
A look at integrated pest management in "Concepts from Start to Finish".