Sudden Oak Death Publication Revised

Most recent information on stopping the spread of SOD included in this revised extension publication.

New Eastern Filbert Blight Quarantine now in effect for Washington State

This new quarantine could impact ornamental growers shipping to Washington state.

2012 Update on Christmas Tree Topics

Christmas tree specialist, Chal Landgren, gives an update of shipping and exporting issues, disease and pest management and current resources for growers.

Taking Aim at Pests

Management

An initial report on research conducted on two intelligent, or precision, sprayers designed for use in the ornamental horticultural industry. The goal of this research is to develop efficient and affordable sprayers that use technology to respond to crop size and presence.

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.

Treating Irrigation Water

Irrigation

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.

Celebrating Cotoneaster

Breeding

Researchers evaluate selections from this sometimes underappreciated genus of landscape shrubs. Specific topics discussed in the article include landscape performance, disease resistance, and developing sterile cultivars.

Finding the Answers

Plant disease

Correctly diagnosing a plant problem for nursery growers can be challenging. However, the right diagnostic resources coupled with an early and appropriate diagnosis can prevent pests or pathogens from spreading, saving time and money.

Phytophthora ramorum

Plant disease

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.

Susceptibility of Oregon Forest Trees and Shrubs to Phytophthora ramorum: A Comparison of Artificial Inoculation and Natural Infection

Plant disease

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.

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