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 ...
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.
The largest agricultural commodity in Oregon is grass. We grow grass for lawns, turf, pastures, hay, straw, and seed for home use and export. Forages (grasses and legumes) are an important source of livestock feed, and because our area has a high production capacity, we have a competitive advantage over other parts of the world that depend heavily on imported hay and grains to raise livestock. Our forage is a renewable resource – but only if we manage it correctly.