A discussion about cold hardiness and effective plant protection strategies to minimize cold damage. The Oregon State University affiliated author addresses how plants become cold hardy, stages of hardiness, and effective protection.
A look into the world of plant breeding and the tools ornamental plant breeders have at their disposal to expedite breeding for specific traits. Topics addressed in the article include flow cytometry and molecular genetics.
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.
Oregon State University researchers discuss their investigation of a new microscopic pest, eriophyid mites, which causes damage to linden trees. Identification and detection, distribution and behavior, and damage and control strategies are specifically discussed.
Pest management researcher discusses the Interregional Research Project No. 4, commonly known as IR-4, a federally funded program that assists growers of ornamental horticulture crops in obtaining safe and effective pest management tools.
Plant pathologists track where Phytophthora ramorum came from and how it has managed to spread. The author specifically discusses Phytophthora ramorum clones and mating types and tracking the migration of the pathogen.
The Oregon State University affiliated authors strive to answer the question of whether plant physiology and breeding research can work collectively to develop more water-efficient and drought tolerant plants that will benefit the green industry.
The goal of this Oregon State University affiliated research was to predict, through artificial inoculation, the symptoms and impact of Phytophthora ramorum on some western forest trees that have not yet been exposed to the pathogen in nature.
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.