November 1, 2000 |
When Coachella Valley lemon grower Mike Weeks feared that his 28-year-old orchard was suffering from disease, he turned to soil specialist Ron Helland. So did operators of a Napa Valley winery when grape yields seemed on the decline. But Disneyland? Why would a theme park in Anaheim need help from an agricultural biochemist who describes himself as less an expert than "a soil philosopher?"