Good Fruit Grower

April 15

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Page 2 of 47 FEATURES SOILS & NUTRIENTS 12 14 Orchard ground covers Weed zapper New technology could control herbicide-resistant weeds. . 16 18 Beware of weed resistance Nutrient information needed Industry pushes for more research. 19 20 Testing tree health Understanding soil health Cornell scientist advocates a proactive, holistic approach to soil health. 12 21 26 6 8 Nutrient needs of apple trees THE TOP 5 Five ways to promote healthy soil Meet Washington State's new agriculture director Your management program matters Part VI: Enhancing biocontrol series 10 8 32 WSU seeks licensee to manage WA 38 11 Rescue thinning 22 The Big Stomach The Big Apple is the big market for Hudson River Valley growers. 24 28 30 31 32 Profiting from buy-local trend Hidden costs of rodent control Choose your poison carefully Not all rodenticides are harmful to raptors. Encouraging birds of prey Growers rapturous over rodent control Barn owl boxes really do work. GOOD FRUIT GROWER APRIL 15, 2013 3

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