Minute Nursery Trees, a Break-Though for the Tropics?

Rootstocks
A method for producing 'mini-trees' for commercial production in the nursery environment. The author discusses how the 'mini-trees' are produced, packing and transport, second-stage nursery and field establishment, the scope for mini-trees in the tropics, and a project proposal.

Grafted Tree Survival Increased, Grafting Season Extended by Inexpensive Hot-Callusing Device

Propagation
Studies were conducted to test the effectiveness of using a hot-callusing device when grafting a variety of different trees. The authors discuss the results of the hot-callusing method and it's effects on apple, peach, pear, prune, and Douglas-fir trees.

Every Christmas Tree a '10'

Christmas tree
The idea of using clones in the Christmas tree industry is debated by the Oregon State University affiliated author. The use of clones could lead to more uniform sellable trees but could also lead to a lack of genetic diversity in the Christmas tree industry.

'Autumn Blaze' - New Callery Pear Introduction from Oregon State University

Breeding and Selection
Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana) cultivars are the subject discussed after the introduction of a new cultivar, 'Autumn Blaze', to the nursery industry. The characteristics of 'Autumn Blaze' are addressed along with information regarding other Pyrus calleryana cultivars.

Pear Rootstocks - General Characteristics, Principle Limitations

Rootstocks
A table put together by Robert Stebbins, an extension tree fruit and nut specialist in affiliation with Oregon State University. The table provides information on a variety of pear rootstocks, the general characteristics of the rootstock and limitations of the rootstock.

Evaluation of Compatible and Oregon Bartletts on Quince

Rootstocks
A discussion involving the propagation of compatible pear rootstock, inter-stock and scions for production. Comparisons of the various varieties were based on overall tree size, compatibility, and yield per tree area for scion-rootstock combinations.

35 Years of Specialty Horticultural Research

Nursery Crops
The results of 35 years of horticultural research in nursery and ornamental crops conducted at and in affiliation with Oregon State University are discussed. Topics include; defoliation problems, gladiolus, new crop development, lilies, holly, wood waste utilization, ornamental plant nutrition, graduate research assistance, rose and tree fruit rootstock research, ornamental research, root regeneration, propagation research, and plant growth research.

Length of Old Home Interstem Makes Little Growth Difference

Nursery Crops
The dwarfing pear quince, Cydonia oblonga, was commonly used as rootstock but had compatibility problems resulting in some varieties requiring an interstock. A plot was established in Corvallis, OR in 1965 to determine the importance of interstem length in pear trees.

Horticultural Crops Research Needed for the 1970's

Nursery Crops
Based on a previous article calling for research in the ornamental crops industry in Oregon, the authors elaborate on what ornamental and horticultural areas need more research. Specific crops are listed along with the most pertinent areas for each crop needing more research.

Virus-Free Rose Clones Under Test

Nursery Crops
Development of virus free rose cultivars took place at the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station in cooperation with California Agricultural Experiment Station and California Department of Agriculture. Information provided on how viruses are spread in roses and details of the study.

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