Becoming Your Own Prophet of Profit

Nursery Crops

Oregon State University affiliated authors discuss production costs and product pricing which has a great impact on the profitability of a nursery business. Specific topics addressed include identifying plant costs and preparing for the future.

Breaking it Down

Management

As interest in compost grows, so does the need to better understand what compost is, and to learn about the limitations and advantages of particular composts. Suggestions are provided for how to use compost testing as a tool to get greater value from compost use.

Reducing Phytophthora

Plant Disease

Phytophthora species are some of the most problematic plant pathogens in nursery production systems. The Oregon State University affiliated author provides these top 10 tips which will help prevent this group of pathogens from taking hold.

Feeding Through the Leaves

Christmas Trees
Research was conducted at Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center with the objective of determining whether the addition of foliar fertilization would benefit a Christmas tree plantation or container-grown conifer operation.

When Mite Makes Right

Nursery Crops
Comprehensive guide on how to control spider mites in the nursery biologically by using predatory mites. Predatory mites are tiny little animals whose appetite for spider mites makes them a great tool for suppressing and managing mite outbreaks.

Managing Your Market Response

Nursery Crops
A brief report for nurseries which offers ideas on how to overcome some of the recent challenges in the nursery industry. To facilitate that effort, Oregon State University tracked nursery sales and pricing in order to offer a fresh look at what drives sales and how the industry can respond to recent changes.

Into the Blue

Soil

A comparison of substrate amendments for the adjustment of hydrangea flower color based on data collected from studies conducted at Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon.

Testing Two Genera

Nursery Crops
Plant trials featuring Arctostaphylos and Grevillea varieties were conducted at Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC). The purpose of the trials was to evaluate the plants performance in the landscape.

Activity of Meadowfoam (Limnathes alba) Seed Meal Glucolimnanthin Degradation Products Against Soilborne Pathogens

Disease
Researchers evaluated the toxicity of glucolimnathin 1 and its degradation products on several important soilborne pathogens of high-value crops. Pests targeted in the studies included plant-parasitic nematode Meloidogyne hapla, fungus Verticillium dahliae, and oomycete Pythium irregulare.

The Effects of Methyl Bromide Alternatives on Soil and Seedling Pathogen Populations, Weeds, and Seedling Morphology in Oregon and Washington Forest Nurseries

Disease
Fumigation treatments (a conventional methyl bromide – chloropicrin application and reduced-rate alternative fumigant treatments) and a nonfumigated treatment were evaluated at forest nurseries in Oregon and Washington for their effects on soil pathogen populations, weeds, and seedling morphology.

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