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Precision Drought Stress In Orchards: Rootstock Evaluation, Trunk Hydration And Canopy Temperature, Lance V. Scott 2017 Utah State University

Precision Drought Stress In Orchards: Rootstock Evaluation, Trunk Hydration And Canopy Temperature, Lance V. Scott

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In many areas, over half of all diverted water is used for irrigation. Tree fruit crops use a lot of water, but water productivity can be increased using properly-timed precision water stress. In addition to water conservation, increases in water productivity arise from better fruit quality, increased storage life and reductions in pruning and maintenance. One major hurdle to applying precision water stress in orchards is the lack of a reliable, automated method of determining tree water status. However, the influence of physiological characteristics such as rootstock vigor on water productivity are also important. Selecting the most appropriate rootstocks and ...


Small Pasture Management Guide For Utah, James Barnhill, Shawn Olsen, Randy Sessions, Dean Miner, Tiffany Julen-Day, Niels Hansen, Clark Garn 2017 Selected Works

Small Pasture Management Guide For Utah, James Barnhill, Shawn Olsen, Randy Sessions, Dean Miner, Tiffany Julen-Day, Niels Hansen, Clark Garn

Shawn Olsen

No abstract provided.


Strawberries For The Home Garden, Michael Pace, Jerry Goodspeed, Adrian Hinton, Shawn Olsen 2017 Utah State University

Strawberries For The Home Garden, Michael Pace, Jerry Goodspeed, Adrian Hinton, Shawn Olsen

Shawn Olsen

No abstract provided.


Gambel Oak Care, Shawn Olsen, Debbie Amundsen 2017 Utah State University

Gambel Oak Care, Shawn Olsen, Debbie Amundsen

Shawn Olsen

No abstract provided.


Grass Pasture Response To Water And Nitrogen, Robert W. Hill, Robert Newhall, Scott Williams, Brian Andrew 2017 Utah State University

Grass Pasture Response To Water And Nitrogen, Robert W. Hill, Robert Newhall, Scott Williams, Brian Andrew

Scott Williams

The objective of this project is to study the response of pasture grass varieties to weather, irrigation and fertility in a field experimental plot at a high elevation. The water variable is accomplished with a line source sprinkler irrigation system. Two nitrogen fertility levels were imposed on two of the grass varieties


Managing Soil Ph In Utah, Jody Gale, Rich Koenig 2017 Utah State University

Managing Soil Ph In Utah, Jody Gale, Rich Koenig

Jody Gale

PH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance. The range of pH for most soils is from 4 to 10 (Figure 1). The pH scale is logarithmic, meaning that a change in one numerical pH unit equals a 10-fold change in acidity or alkalinity.


Solutions To Soil Problems: I. High Salinity (Soluble Salts), Vernon Parent, Rich Koenig 2017 Utah State University

Solutions To Soil Problems: I. High Salinity (Soluble Salts), Vernon Parent, Rich Koenig

Vernon Parent

Salinity is a measure of the total amount of soluble salts in soil. As soluble salt levels increase, it becomes more difficult for plants to extract water from soil. Some plants are more resistant than other’s, but as the salt levels exceed their ability to extract water, they become water stressed.


The Fundamentals Of Nutrient Management, Rhonda Miller, Clark Israelsen, Jim Bowcutt, Neils Hansen 2017 Utah State University Extension

The Fundamentals Of Nutrient Management, Rhonda Miller, Clark Israelsen, Jim Bowcutt, Neils Hansen

Clark Israelsen

This publication gives best management practices of nutrient management in livestock and dairy facilities.


Raised Bed Gardening Top 10 Questions, JayDee Gunnell 2017 Utah State University

Raised Bed Gardening Top 10 Questions, Jaydee Gunnell

Jaydee Gunnell

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Shrub Selection For Utah Landscapes, Taun Beddes, JayDee Gunnell, Heidi Kratsch, Rick Hefelbower 2017 Utah State University

Shrub Selection For Utah Landscapes, Taun Beddes, Jaydee Gunnell, Heidi Kratsch, Rick Hefelbower

Jaydee Gunnell

Urban and suburban landscapes present special challenges concerning shrub selection in Utah. Due to our distinctive climate, shrubs must be able to withstand intense sunlight, low relative humidity, drying winds, and limited seasonal precipitation. Additionally, landscapes may also have shady locations and areas of high moisture that create unique situations. This means that ideally before purchasing shrubs, a person should research suitable species adapted to the specific location where they will be planted. Even with the unique conditions that challenge shrub species, many still perform well and should be used more often in the landscape. They soften architectural structures, provide ...


Water-Wise Landscaping: Plant Maintenance, Taun Beddes, Heidi A. Kratsch 2017 Selected Works

Water-Wise Landscaping: Plant Maintenance, Taun Beddes, Heidi A. Kratsch

Taun Beddes

No abstract provided.


Lawn Fertilizers For Cool Season Turf, Taun Beddes, Kelly Kopp 2017 Utah State University

Lawn Fertilizers For Cool Season Turf, Taun Beddes, Kelly Kopp

Taun Beddes

Lawns provide a durable and functional surface for many outdoor activities while adding beauty to the landscape. For these reasons, a healthy, green lawn is the goal of many homeowners and landscape managers. Keeping a lawn healthy and green may require many management practices such as mowing, irrigation and aerification. Often, these practices will include fertilizing with supplemental nutrients at various times during the growing season. This promotes optimum turf color, improves re-growth, and increases tolerance to wear, drought, insects and disease. The broad number of fertilizer options available from retailers can make choosing a fertilizer difficult. However, choosing an ...


Water-Wise Landscaping: Monitoring Irrigation With Probes, Rich Koenig, Kelly Kopp, Chad Reid 2017 Utah State University Extension

Water-Wise Landscaping: Monitoring Irrigation With Probes, Rich Koenig, Kelly Kopp, Chad Reid

Chad Reid

No abstract provided.


Solutions To Soil Problems: V. Low Organic Matter, Kevin Heaton, Rich Koenig 2017 Utah State University

Solutions To Soil Problems: V. Low Organic Matter, Kevin Heaton, Rich Koenig

Kevin Heaton

Utah soils are inherently low in organic matter due to the desert climate and historically low plant growth rates. In Utah, soil organic matter levels are typically 0.25 to 1%, while regions with high rainfall such as the Midwest and Eastern United States have soils with as much as 7 to 10% organic matter.


Strawberries In The Garden, Brent Black, Michael Pace, Jerry Goodspeed 2017 USU Extension

Strawberries In The Garden, Brent Black, Michael Pace, Jerry Goodspeed

Michael Pace

No abstract provided.


Growing Turf On Salt-Affected Sites, Michael Pace, Paul Johnson 2017 Utah State University

Growing Turf On Salt-Affected Sites, Michael Pace, Paul Johnson

Michael Pace

In many areas of Utah, high salt levels in the soil limit the growth of some turfgrasses, especially Kentucky bluegrass. This fact sheet was written to assist you in determining if you have a soil with a high salt level and, if you do, how to manage it with the use of irrigation, drainage, and salt tolerant grasses.


Strawberries For The Home Garden, Michael Pace, Jerry Goodspeed, Adrian Hinton, Shawn Olsen 2017 Utah State University

Strawberries For The Home Garden, Michael Pace, Jerry Goodspeed, Adrian Hinton, Shawn Olsen

Michael Pace

No abstract provided.


Growing Turf On Salt-Affected Sites, Michael Pace, Paul Johnson 2017 Utah State University

Growing Turf On Salt-Affected Sites, Michael Pace, Paul Johnson

Michael Pace

No abstract provided.


Fertilizer Management For Alfalfa, Richard Koenig, Clyde Hurst, James Barnhill, Boyd Kitchen, Marlon Winger, Mike Johnson 2017 Selected Works

Fertilizer Management For Alfalfa, Richard Koenig, Clyde Hurst, James Barnhill, Boyd Kitchen, Marlon Winger, Mike Johnson

Boyd Kitchen

No abstract provided.


Salinity And Plant Tolerance, Jan Kotuby Amacher, Rich Koenig, Boyd Kitchen 2017 Utah State University

Salinity And Plant Tolerance, Jan Kotuby Amacher, Rich Koenig, Boyd Kitchen

Boyd Kitchen

No abstract provided.


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