Wise Water Use for Container Production

Irrigation
A discussion on wise water use for container production, presented at the 2006 Far West Show by Jim Owen.

Clay Amended Soilless Substrate: Increasing Water and Nutrient Efficiency in Containerized Crop Production

Media
Research was conducted on nutrient and water use in an effort to improve efficiency and minimize leaching/runoff with the goal of developing improved practices and production systems.

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.

Grass in the Nursery?

Management
A discussion about the use of grass in between rhododendron field plantings in the nursery environment for weed suppression, improved water drainage, and mud control. The types of grass covered include; perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, red fescue, hard fescue, chewings fescue, colonial bentgrass, kentucky bluegrass, and annual bluegrass.

Complementary, Field Plantings: Grass and Nursery Plants

Nursery Crops
The Oregon State University affiliated author examines the practice of complementary field plantings and the various benefits of the practice. A list is provided that includes multiple practical ideas for growers to incorporate into their operations for increased efficiency.

The Columbia Root-Knot Nematode Problem

Management
In 1982, new regulations were put in place by Canada in an attempt to limit the Columbia root-knot nematode from spreading to Canada. In regard to the nematode, the author discusses; the problem, distribution, habitat, life cycle, hosts, and controls.

Flatheaded Apple Tree Borer & Pacific Flatheaded Borer: Live Larvae - Dead Trees

Insects
A discussion about the flatheaded apple tree borer (Chrysobothris femorata Olivier) and the Pacific flatheaded borer (Chrysobothris mali Horn). The authors offer information concerning; physical descriptions, habits, life cycle, damage, and several control methods.

'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.

A Root Weevil Perspective

Insects
Root weevils can be a serious pest for Oregon growers of ornamental plants, the root weevil feeds on more than 100 plant species. The author offers a brief but informative discussion on the life cycle, root and foliar feeding, control of adult root weevil, and larval control.

Bulbous Iris Forcing -- Fertilizer Requirements

Bulbs
An informative discussion about Bulbous iris forcing based on information involving fertilizer requirements from previously conducted studies. The author focuses on the following topics; nitrogen deficiency, calcium deficiency, and boron deficiency.

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