Resources Part 3
Today we wrap up our look at utilizing all the resources available to improve your ag operation. Dr. Desmond Layne with WSU's Tree Fruit Extension says you should explore every avenue to gather as much information as possible from sources like journals, word of mouth and of course websites.
LAYNE: Some other very good university websites I use and that I like, there's four at the University of California-Davis. Oregon State, Cornell, Michigan State , Penn State and Clemson all have very good tree fruit websites with a lot of good information. Of course you need to bear in mind what part of the country it's coming from but these are university based, unbiased research based sources of information.
Another good resource according to Layne is eXtension.
LAYNE: And eXtension has an apple group that has created a lot of resources that you can go online and read about - learn about all different aspects about apples. There are government websites that you can go to and you can actually subscribe to either newsletters or alerts. You click the specific things that you want to get alerts about and they will send you emails whenever there's the latest, newest information that's coming out.
And he says there are websites from private companies but he adds a caveat.
LAYNE: I just encourage you to avail yourself of these resources just realizing of course that a company website is going to have their products. They're not necessarily have information about competitors products and bear that in mind.
That's today's Fruit Grower Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network of the West.