Fuchsia Gall Mite Management

Greenhouse Crops
A management guide for the fuchsia gall mite (Aculops fuchsiae Keifer) which, causes twisting and distortion of the leaves along with reddening and swelling of tissues. Information is provided on fuchsia gall mite lifecycle, fuchsia cultivars, and control.

Biological Control of Insects With Insect-Pathogenic Nematodes - A Brief Status Report

Increased interest in using biological control of insects by nurseries prompted the author to provide the brief report on using pathogenic nematodes for insect control. Topics discussed include nematode species, nematode lifecycle, host insects, and other factors.

Rhododendron Leaf Spot and Stem Dieback Caused by Phytophthora syringae

Plant Disease
Research conducted by Dr. R. G. Linderman on rhododendron leaf spot and stem die back determined both to be caused by Phytophthora syringae. Details about the effects and lifecycle of the fungus and possible control methods are provided.

Effects of Raised and Ground-Level Beds and Pine Bark on Survival of Azalea and Population Dynamics of Phytophthora innamomi.

Nursery Crops
North Carolina State University affiliated authors conducted a study to investigate the effects of planting azalea in raised and ground-level beds and pine bark. The study examined the survival rate of the plants and the population levels of Phytophthora innamomi.

Eriophyid Mites on Pine

Christmas Tree
An informative discussion regarding eriophyid mites and their effect on Scotch, Australian, red, and white pines. Symptoms of eriophyid mite injury on pines, biology and control methods, and monitoring are the topics the author focuses on.

Chinch Bugs in Lawns and Turf

A brief report on the observed increase in chinch bug (Blissus sp) damage to turf and lawns in western Oregon. The Oregon State University affiliated author covers the following topics; identifying damage, physical description, and control methods.

Western Flower Trips - An Industry-Wide Problem

Greenhouse Crops
Information regarding common thrips species including; the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis), eastern flower thrips (Frankliniella tritici), onion thrips (Thrips tabaci), gladiolus thrips (Taeniothrips simplex), and the greenhouse thrips (Heliothrips haemorrhoidalis). Additional information is provided on transmitted viruses, life cycle, detection/ monitoring, and control methods.

Overview of Commercial Production of Cut English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) in the Pacific Northwest

Oregon State University affiliated author offers an overview of commercial production of cut English holly in the Pacific Northwest. Topics include production statistics, marketing, culture, insect and pathogen problems, berry production, and post-harvest care.

Identifying Common Root Weevils

The general physical characteristics for identifying common root weevils are discussed along with characteristics for identifying several specific weevil species. Weevils discussed include; Clay-Colored Weevil, Obscure Root Weevil, Rough Strawberry Root Weevil, Strawberry Root Weevil, Small Grass Weevil, Woods Weevil, Woodburn Weevil, Black Vine Weevil.

Overwintering Container Grown Plants

Plant Stress
A detailed guide for how to overwinter container grown plants, produced in affiliation with the Oregon State University Horticultural Department. Topics covered include; an explanation on the theory of desiccation, effects of freeze damage, cold acclimatization, and the prevention of winter damage.