Soil Management

Information on soil management of trees and shrubs, including nutritional requirements, soil testing, fertilization, soil fertility and pH. Tips on site selection and dealing with road salt injury.

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To build a good orchard, you need a good foundation. The ideal site is on rolling or elevated land, so that cold air can drain during spring frosts. Remember that elevation may lead to wind or cold damage. Please consider location carefully.
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Home Orchard - Site Selection

Robert Crassweller, Ph.D.

The success of an orchard is only as good as the planning and site preparation that go into it. More
How to Pasteurize Medium and Sterilize Containers and Tools
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How to Pasteurize Medium and Sterilize Containers and Tools

Jim Sellmer, Ph.D., Kathy Kelley, Ph.D., Phyllis Lamont

To increase the survival rate for seedlings during germination, containers and tools should be sterilized and pasteurized or sterile soilless mixes should be used as growing medium. More