Ace lilies are discussed by the authors in regard to possible methods to ensure a timely production after growers had disappointing production for Easter in 1963. Experiments were conducted to determine conditions and methods for forcing Ace lily bulbs by the Oregon State University affiliated authors.
Variety trials were conducted on rose rootstocks in several different states. The authors had specific conditions the rose cultivars needed to meet in order to be considered viable rootstock. The results of the trials are discussed and also presented in tables.
Several different varieties of garden lily bulbs and their response to insecticides was the subject of the Oregon State University affiliated study. The author discusses the results of the study and provides tables to illustrate the data collected.
A two year long study involving Croft lily bulbs and the effects of pre-planting treatments on the number of buds and plant growth. The results are briefly discussed by the Oregon State University affiliated authors.
The 'Peace' rose variety was used in a study to determine standard fertilizer treatments for the Oregon rose industry. Nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and certain minor elements were all tested in the treatments.
Recommendations for storing holly to minimize the effects of mechanical injury, withering, defoliation and discoloration of leafs or berries. Methods discussed are partial drying, use of hormone treatments and additives, and cold storage.
Stripe disease, also called "crazy disease" by growers, was researched in an effort to find a control method. The Oregon State University affiliated author also discusses future research to determine whether the disease was a virus or a fungus.
Based on interest in controlling soft brown scale (Coccus hespiridum) and other insect pests of holly, research was conducted on several insecticides. The insecticides were tested for effectiveness against more than one insect pest, the results of the research is discussed by the author.
The importance of maintaining certain standards for shipping holly was researched in a 1957 study. The study involved several different groups in Oregon and Washington and experimented with various packing materials to to prevent the holly from drying out.