Useful Links

Useful Links
Category: Info
Posted: 09-25-2012 18:30
Synopsis: A collection of our favorite growing and gardening links.


  • Find your local cooperative extension service in the phone book under county listings or here
  • North American Fruit Explorers ( A non-profit association of enthusiastic, helpful fruit and nut growers with a great quarterly magazine and outstanding web site.
  • California Rare Fruit Growers Association ( This is the world’s largest amateur fruit growing organization, with members in 48 states and 30 countries. They emphasize unusual subtropical fruits and vegetables.
  • SoilFood Web Inc ( featuring tests, information, and products for the life of the soil. This site will give you a great education on composting and making healthy soil.
  • Mid Atlantic Regional Fruit Loop ( Good info and pictures of many pests, focus on tree fruit.
  • UC Fruit and Nut Research and Information Center ( University of California at UC Davis.
  • Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation ( provides lots of good information for growing in the Pacific Northwest and links to WSU Mt. Vernon
  • Experiment Station fruit growing. They support research on fruit varieties that will perform well in the Pacific Northwest as well as providing public education activities.
  • Drip Works ( An excellent resource for drip irrigation technical assistance, ideas, and supplies. Drip irrigation allows you to maintain healthy plants and keep water use to a minimum at the same time.
  • Raintree Plant Owners Manual The same planting guide we send with each order, includes planting information, basic pruning and training information, and an insect and disease management chart.
  • Arbico Organics ( A mail order company supplying biological and organic pest, disease, and weed control products.
  • Oregon State University Plant Weeds, Disease, and Insect Management Guides ( This highly recommended site provides pictures and descriptions to help you identify possible weed, disease, and insect issues, Pacific Northwest focus. The information is up-dated annually, and includes both organic and chemical control options.