Russ Ingham

Tags

Soil quality
Nutrient cycling
Orchard health
Russ Ingham

Nutrient Cycling in Organic Sweet Cherry Orchards
Identify of ecological soil community management strategies which synchronize soil nutrient availability with tree demand to improve long-term farm health, fruit quality, and production.
 

Research Strategies:

  • a comparison of the biological and economic effects of two different methods of organic fertility management during orchard establishment and early production;
  • a study of mature orchards to evaluate soil community structure as a indicator of the effects of management practices on orchard health, fruit quality, and productivity.
     

Research

  • Ecological soil community management strategies which synchronize soil nutrient availability