Yew or Taxus are discussed as one of the more popular trees due to their variety in size, shape, shades of green. A descriptive list of yews, thought to be the best at the time the article was written, is provided.
Tam and Pfitzer junipers were notice to be experiencing chlorosis and/or necrosis of certain foliage. Samples taken from several different nurseries indicated a possible magnesium deficiency causing the symptoms.
Variety trials were conducted on rose rootstocks in several different states. The authors had specific conditions the rose cultivars needed to meet in order to be considered viable rootstock. The results of the trials are discussed and also presented in tables.
Following the success of a previous study to propagation Old Home pear (Pyrus communis) cuttings, experiments were conducted on several other Pyrus species. Two different propagations methods were tested on the various Pyrus cuttings.
An eight year long study was conducted on Quince rootstocks at the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. The researchers were looking at varietal compatibility, growth control, effect of interstocks, and resistance to decline.
Several different varieties of garden lily bulbs and their response to insecticides was the subject of the Oregon State University affiliated study. The author discusses the results of the study and provides tables to illustrate the data collected.
Sweet Gum cuttings were tested for susceptibility to rooting using various rooting compounds in the Oregon State University affiliated study. The author provides a table listing rooting percentages for the selection of cuttings of Sweet Gum tested.
Comparisons between Bartlett pear OP-9, OP-3, and various other Bartlett selections are made by the author after studies were conducted on the pear selections. OP-9 came from Mt. Adams Orchard in White Salmon, WA and the budded seedlings were given to three Oregon nurserymen for performance studies.