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New from Extension: Orchard health & compost, 4-H market animals

Posted by struscott | March 13, 2020
White gloved hand holding a round soil sample, trees in backgroundThe latest free, published guides from WSU Extension help 4-H club members and Northwest tree fruit and vegetable growers.

Guides include:

  • Soil Health in Orchards (EM120E), by WSU researchers Tianna DuPont, David Granatstein, and Bernardita Sallato. Learn about the biological, physical and chemical properties of soil to increase root health, handle stress, and increase orchard yields.
  • Compost Use for Tree Fruit (FS337E), by DuPont, Granatstein, and Sallato. Take an in-depth look at proper use of compost to improve soil quality and nutrient, water, and pest regulation in orchards.
  • Successfully Navigating 4-H Market Livestock Projects (FS339E), by WSU Extension county directors Mark Heitstuman, Janet Schmidt and Debbie Williams. This free helps 4-H members, leaders, and families learn how to raise a market livestock project, including judging, fitting and showmanship, evaluation, herdsmanship, and more.
  • Produce Safety Rule Exemptions and Exclusions for Washington Produce Growers (FS340E), by WSU food scientist Faith Critzer. Learn about the Produce Safety Rule and its impact on farming operations.

See all recent Extension publications here.