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1. Crop Profile for Christmas Trees in Washington (Online Only) Crop Profile for Christmas Trees in Washington (Online Only) Presents an overview of the commercial Christmas tree industry in Washington, including comprehensive sections on management of insect, disease, and weed pests. Washington has 425 Christmas tree growers...

2. Zenner Farm Case Study: Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest Zenner Farm Case Study: Direct Seeding in the Inland Northwest Russ Zenner's 3,300-acre farm in Nez Perce and Latah counties, Idaho, includes gently sloping land with deep loam soils in the Clearwater Rim area, and rolling hills near Genesee, where exposed clay ridges...

3. Crop Profile for Hybrid Poplars in Washington and Oregon (Online Only) Crop Profile for Hybrid Poplars in Washington and Oregon (Online Only) This crop is increasing its market share. Hybridization has resulted in hardy strains with increased disease and pest resistance when matched to their intended environment. Explains the dynamics of the...

4. Crop Profile for Ginseng in Washington (Online Only) Crop Profile for Ginseng in Washington (Online Only) Relatively new to the area, this crop has a developing market in the United States as well as the traditional markets of the Pacific Rim. Briefly reviews the general agribusiness aspects and introduces...

5. Crop Profile for Red Raspberries in Washington (Online Only) Crop Profile for Red Raspberries in Washington (Online Only) Washington has a significant share of the national [59%] and world [10%] market for red raspberries. This lucrative enterprise requires careful management. Report presents the basics of the growth and...

6. Crop Profile for Table Beet Seed in Washington (Online Only) Crop Profile for Table Beet Seed in Washington (Online Only) Table beet seed growth is by contract with the seed owner/marketer. This publication presents the basics of growth and marketing along with control of pests, diseases, and weeds. Complements MISC0181 Washington...

7. Crop Profile for Hops in Washington (Online Only) Crop Profile for Hops in Washington (Online Only) Presents an overview of the hops industry in Washington. Producing 75% of the nation's and 22% of the world's hops brought more than $70 million out of 26,573 acres in 1998. Includes problems and treatment...

8. Crop Profile for Cranberries in Washington (Online Only) Crop Profile for Cranberries in Washington (Online Only) Presents an overview of the cranberry industry in Washington and its cultural practices including problems with insect and disease pests. This profile explains each pest and its treatment. The final section...

9. Crop Profile for Spinach Seed in Washington (Online Only) Crop Profile for Spinach Seed in Washington (Online Only) This tightly controlled and profitable system earns $20 million annually from 3-4,000 acres. The biggest problem is weed control. Other sections include cultural practices and control of insects and diseases....

10. Grower Experiences with Mustard and Canola in Eastern Washington 1997-2000 (Alternate Crops Series) Grower Experiences with Mustard and Canola in Eastern Washington 1997-2000 (Alternate Crops Series) Canola, edible rapeseed, and mustards can reduce erosion and applications of agricultural chemicals when used in crop rotations. Growers share their experiences with producing and marketing these crops....

11. Water Conservation, Weed Control, Go Hand in Hand Water Conservation, Weed Control, Go Hand in Hand Controlling weeds greatly reduces water loss in crops. Many weeds, such as ragweed, sunflower, lambsquarter, and Russian thistle, use more water than crops like wheat, corn, and sorghum.

12. Soil Water Monitoring and Measurement Soil Water Monitoring and Measurement Soil characteristics and textural classes govern water holding capacity of different soils. Charts show effective rooting depths for crops. Soil monitoring and use of predictive equations can determine...

13. Pest Management Guide for Commercial Small Fruits Pest Management Guide for Commercial Small Fruits Cultural and chemical controls outlined for blueberries, raspberries, strawberries. Pesticide safety, regulations, and emergency numbers for Washington, timing and integrated pest management methods to...

14. 1997 Enterprise Budgets, Carrot Seed, Radish Seed and Onion Seed, Columbia Basin, Washington 1997 Enterprise Budgets, Carrot Seed, Radish Seed and Onion Seed, Columbia Basin, Washington This publication presents estimated costs and returns for these seed crops. It will help producers and others identify enterprise strengths and weakensses and determine financial requirements. Numerous...

15. Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination Explains the use of managed honey bee colonies in pollinating agricultural crops. Photos of combs and adult colonies. Colony strength regulations for Washington and Oregon.

16. Caterpillars Caterpillars Cutworms, armyworms, and loopers belong to the noctuid group, whose adult moth forms are known as ""millers."" About 650 species of noctuids exist in Washington, attacking a variety of row crops. The authors...

17. Grower Experiences with Millet in Eastern Washington 1997-1999 (Alternate Crops Series) Grower Experiences with Millet in Eastern Washington 1997-1999 (Alternate Crops Series) Millet, grown throughout the world, refers to more than 100 different small grain crops. Growers and researchers share their experiences with millet in terms of marketing, planting, weed and pest control,...

18. Irrigation Management Practices to Protect Groundwater and Surface Water Quality in the State of WA Irrigation Management Practices to Protect Groundwater and Surface Water Quality in the State of WA Gives growers best management practices for preserving water quality when irrigating crops.

19. WSU Drought Advisory: Vegetable Crops WSU Drought Advisory: Vegetable Crops Irrigation with sufficient water is vital to productive, profitable vegetable crops. This drought advisory describes 11 strategies for maximizing vegetable quality and profit when the water supply is limited....

20. The IR-4 Project-Interregional Research Project No. 4 The IR-4 Project-Interregional Research Project No. 4 This federal program provides field and laboratory data needed for clearance of pesticides for minor crops. This publication explains the program and provides contacts to obtain pesticide registration....
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