The Downside of Combination Fungicides

Greenhouse crops

A comprehensive discussion about the issues concerning pre-packaged fungicide mixes, which can elevate the risk of developing pathogens that are resistant to treatment. Strategies for avoiding resistance are included in the discussion.

Safe Procurement and Production Manual

Nursery crops

A systems approach for the production of healthy nursery stock. The manual, published by the Oregon Association of Nurseries, is divided into 3 main parts. A systems approach introduction, voluntary best practices for your nursery, and the next step: systems approach certification.

An Oryzalin-induced Autoallooctoploid of Hibiscus acetosella 'Panama Red'

breeding

Research was conducted to take advantage of the reduction in plant size and vigor often associated with induced polyploidy. The principle objectives were to induce polyploidy in seedlings from H. acetosella ‘Panama Red’ and to evaluate the effects on growth, morphology, and fecundity.

Natural Occurrence of Entomopathogens in Pacific Northwest Nursery Soil and Their Virulence to the Black Vine Weevil, Otiorhynchus sulcatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidea)

Insect
The black vine weevil Otiorhynchus sulcatus (F.) is the primary insect pest of field and container-grown woody ornamentals in the Pacifc Northwest (PNW). These studies were conducted to determine the natural occurrence of soil-borne entomopathogens in PNW nursery soils and determine their virulence to black vine weevil.

Ecology of Metarhizium anisopliae in Soilless Potting Media and the Rhizosphere: Implications for Pest Management

Insects
Studies on the biological control of black vine weevil (BVW) in container-grown ornamentals were conducted to determine the persistence and ecology of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metchnikoff) Sorokin incorporated into peat and bark-based potting media with and without a crab meal amendment in container-grown Picea abies ‘Nidiformis.’

Phenolic Composistion of Basil Plants is Differentially Altered by Plant Nutrient Status and Inoculation with Mycorrhizal Fungi

Management
Four cultivars of basil were inoculated or not with the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (AMF), Rhizophagus (formerly Glomus) intraradices (Schenck & Smith) Walker & Schubler and grown with a fertilizer to access whether 1) P availability and inoculation with AMF influences the phenolic composition of basil; and 2) treatment effects on phenolic composition are related to plant nutrient status.

Chicoric Acid Levels in Commercial Basil (Ocimum basilicum) and Echinacea purpurea Products

Greenhouse
In this study researchers evaluated the chicoric acid concentrations in dried and fresh basil (Ocimum basilicum) products available to consumers and how these concentrations compare to those from E. purpurea plant and products.

Rate of Nitrogen Application During the Growing Season and Spraying Plants with Urea in the Autumn Alters Uptake with Urea in the Autumn Alters Uptake of Other Nutrients by Deciduous and Evergreen Container-grown Rhododendron Cultivars

Fertilizer
Deciduous and evergreen cultivars of container-grown Rhododendron were used to determine whether spraying plants with urea in the fall altered 1) uptake of nutrients other than N in the year of application and the following growing season; and 2) allocation of nutrients other than N in the year of application and the following growing season.

Rate of Nitrogen Fertication During Vegetative Growth and Spray Applications of Urea in the Fall Alters Growth and Flowering of Florists' Hydrangeas

Fertilizer
The purpose of this study was to determine: 1) how rate of N application during the vegetative stage of production influences plant growth; 2) whether plant N content before cold storage influences plant growth and flower development during forcing; and 3) whether urea sprays in the fall increase N storage before cold storage and plant growth and flower development during forcing.

Nitrogen Foliar Feeding has Advantages

Fertilizer
An examination of the advantages and affects of nitrogen (N) foliar feeding on the quality of nursery plants. Topics include which N formulation is best, fall applications, advantages of fall foliar nitrogen, and spring applications.

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