Dr. Marcelo Moretti, Assistant Professor of Weed Science in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, provides a summary of research evaluating different implements for under-vine weed control in vineyards.
he mechanism boasts a soft surface for catching the delicate berries in contrast to the hard polycarbonate surface of traditional over-the-row machines (OTR), which have been used to harvest blueberries for processing – not fresh market – for 30 years.
It can be difficult to manage insect pests and weeds in an orchard, where tilling is not an option. Could scratching, foraging chickens be part of the solution? In this study, researchers deployed two types of hens against ...
Pantry coordinators reported that the berries “flew off the shelves,” and many grateful recipients said it was the first time during the season that they were able to take berries home to share with their families.
Bernadine Strik, Kelly Streit, Dani Lightle, Amanda Davis |
Apr 2021 |
With targeted research, Oregon State University Extension Service and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station responded by providing growers with information on better nutrient management of those crops.
Oregon is a leading producer of kiwiberries, also known as hardy kiwifruit. Learn what cultivars work best for commercial production, and study research-based techniques for site selection, planting, maintenance, harvest and storage. ...
When assessing the safety of exposed produce, the difficulty is knowing what has been burning. If it is just vegetation smoke then it’s probably safe to eat produce after rinsing off the ash, although it might still taste/smell smoky. If the air pollution has particulate matter from treated timber, tires, non-food grade oils, or anything plastic or chlorinated that burned it may include a mixture of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), dioxins, and metals. Exposure to fire retardant may have also occurred.