A report on a current marketing outreach campaign which partners Christmas tree growers in Oregon and Washington with Oregon State University extension agents to promote real Christmas trees in major consumer markets.
Researchers at Oregon State University evaluated the potential of a remote soil-moisture-sensing technology in ornamental container production systems. The authors discuss the system they used, implications of the study, and their conclusions.
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.
Growers can minimize their risk of exposure to plant diseases and reduce pesticide use by ensuring that their irrigation water is free of Pythium and Phytophthora species. The authors discuss several different disinfestation methods for nursery and greenhouse operations.
A guide to help growers develop an effective weed management plan. Different strategies are presented on how to deal with annual and perennial weeds along with strategies for the growing issue of herbicide resistance in weeds.
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.
John Lambrinos, assistant professor of horticulture with Oregon State University, discusses how the fields of horticulture and restoration ecology can work together in a mutually beneficial way to improve the environment.
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.
A comprehensive guide on P. ramorum. Topics discussed include; morphology, genetics, growth, distinguishing characteristics for identification, disease history, impacts in the forest, forest and wildland hosts and symptoms, and management and educational materials.