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Publications

Publications

March 1, 1961
Croft lilies are discussed by the authors in relation to the importance of continuously selecting the best lilies for production as growers were faced with more and more challenges at that time.
July 1, 1982
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.
October 1, 1976
Veinal chlorosis in the leaf tips of maple and other shade trees was a persistent problem although it was notice some of the trees out grew the symptoms. Several Acer saccharinum cultivars were used in experiments testing the tolerance of the trees to the herbicide.
January 1, 1963
Due to widespread interest in Old Home as a pear rootstock, studies were conducted to test its disease resistance and to establish effective propagation methods. The Oregon State University affiliated author discusses the results of the study and provides propagation recommendations.
The following minerals are addressed in the Octoberpest 2006 presentation: nitrogen, phosphorus, ammonium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, calcium, boron, copper, zinc, salt, and fluoride.
April 1, 1977
Concern was growing about increasing Black Vine weevil populations in the winter of 1976-77. Part of the reason for concern over the weevil infestation was the lack of approved pesticides for the weevil. The authors discuss possible control methods and encouraged growers to learn about the Black Vine weevil.
December 1, 1963
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.
February 1, 2010
Nursery-grown green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Summit’) trees were tested to determine the relationship between the nitrogen (N) status of the trees in the fall and bud necrosis during the following spring. The results of the study and it's implications are discussed by the authors.
October 1, 1977
Research was conducted by University of Idaho affiliated horticulturists answered concerns raised about the water shortage and how often to irrigate orchards. The types of trees used in the study were; Red Delicious, Rome Beauty and Jonathan apple trees and Italian prune trees.
May 1, 1964
Nutrient deficiency was investigated in the large-flowered hybrid clematis 'Ramona' after it was noticed that the large-flowered hybrid clematis often became chlorotic. The tests used several different nutrients to determine the cause of the deficiency.
August 1, 1978
A report on research conducted by Dr. Davis of the University of Massachusetts testing the root hardiness of several Pieris cultivars released to the nursery industry by Oregon State University. The two Pieris cultivars tested were, 'Valley Valentine' and 'Valley Fire'.
May 1, 1966
The use of sawdust mulch is discussed in relation to the horticulture industry and it's use of "sour" sawdust mulch as it was done at the time the article was written. The Oregon State University affiliated authors briefly discuss the effects the "sour" mulch had on ornamental plants.
March 1, 1979
A discussion of the influence stress can have on diseases of nursery and landscape plants. The author addresses the increased susceptibility to disease when plants are weakened by stress, drought or water stress, excess water stress, and high and low temperature stress.
June 1, 1968
A study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of a specific control for bulb fly larvae (Merodon equestrist) on Narcissus bulbs. The results showed it was possible to control the pests while leaving the Narcissus bulbs in the ground for the desired 2-3 years without being damaged.
September 1, 1979
Progress report on research conducted on crown gall and hairy root disease in the northwest. Noninfectious hairy root on apples, the effect of crown gall on boysenberry production, and biological control of crown gall on fruit and shade trees are discussed.
June 1, 1971
Pea pears capture the interest of the author for their use in ornamental horticulture. The pea pear was especially attractive because the pears stayed on the tree and display a variety of fall foliage coloration. Descriptions of various varieties of pear tree size, foliage color, bloom time and other ornamental factors are provided.
August 1, 1957
Several English apple rootstock were studied in variety trails and are discussed in regard to differences in production, tree size, and resistance to specific pests.
May 1, 1981
Phytotoxicity, damage to plants from pesticides, usually occurs most commonly in five forms on ornamental plants; burn, necrosis, chlorosis, leaf distortion, and stunting. The author discusses the five plant disorders along with general rules or guidelines to help reduce phytotoxicity.
June 1, 1973
The history and impact of entomology research conducted in affiliation with Oregon State University is discussed by the author. Topics include; holly and camellia scales, gladiolus viruses, holly insects, pear root aphid, symphylans, tent caterpillars, and control of virus spread.
February 1, 1958
Survey of horticultural crop growers 1955 which included nurseries, florist crops, bulbs, rhizomes, corms, and holly. The author also looked at leading counties in specialty crop production in Oregon.
July 1, 1981
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.
November 1, 1975
A brief history of the invasive pest European pine shoot moth, Rhyacionia buoliana (Schiff.), in Oregon. Surveyed Oregon counties found to have infestations were; Clackamas, Lane, Marion, Multnomah and Umatilla. Control methods for the moth are discussed along with descriptions of the life cycle and damage caused by the moths.
March 1, 1959
Several varieties of walnut rootstocks were tested in a study to find suitable rootstock with the hope of preventing blackline disease. The author provides background information about blackline disease in Oregon and it's impact on growers.
November 1, 1981
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.
April 1, 1976
Tomato seedlings grown in greenhouses and garden centers were observed to be affected by bacterial speck , a leaf spot that could lead to defoliation and unsellable plants. The disease is caused by Pseudomonas tomato and was thought be carried on the seeds.
December 1, 1959
Clematis grown at Lewis-Brown Farm in Corvallis, Oregon was observed over a ten year period. The author includes a table showing bloom periods for each variety tested in the study.
January 1, 1982
The Oregon State University affiliated author discusses the use of computer modeling and simulation of plant development. The discussion includes various different ways growers could use the technology to improve multiple aspects of their operation.
July 1, 1976
Ideas for how to conserve energy in greenhouses are discussed by the Oregon State University affiliated author. The type and conditions of materials used can affect the amount of heat lost, light conservation is also briefly discussed.
August 1, 1961
Croft lily growers could use the bulblets to increase their stock quickly. Research conducted on Croft lilies production examined the conditions that produced the best bulblets, the results of the research are discussed by the Oregon State University affiliated authors.
July 1, 1982
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.
December 1, 1976
After years of research conducted on Mugo or Swiss Mountain pine, a popular dwarfing shrub used in landscaping, six cultivars were selected to be released to the nursery trade. The selected cultivars were; OSU 67-2, 'Oregon Jade', OSU 67-5, 'Alpenglow', OSU 67-9, 'Elfengren', 67-15, 'Oregon Pixie', OSU 67-20, 'Tyrol', and OSU 69-2, 'Green Candle'.
January 1, 1963
Recommendations for storing holly to minimize the effects of mechanical injury, withering, defoliation and discoloration of leafs or berries. Methods discussed are partial drying, use of hormone treatments and additives, and cold storage.
Studies were implemented to determine if specific amendments could improve water retention in an effort to reduce the amount of water, nitrogen and phosphorus inputs needed.
June 1, 1977
Technological advances in container design are discussed by the Oregon State University affiliated author. A comparison of the standard pot design and a new pot design in relation to plant growth, container media, and function.
January 1, 1965
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.
April 1, 2010
Container-grown ‘Summit’ green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) trees were used in a recent study in an effort to determine whether cold tolerance of the tree's buds and stems are related to nitrogen (N) application rate and fertilizer form.
December 1, 1977
The release of disease resistant varieties of Pyracantha for the Pacific Northwest prompted a study investigating the plants resistance to frost, suitable cultural characteristics, and required plant maintenance. The authors discuss the study and it's results.
May 1, 1965
Clonal propagation of plums and cherries was studied in an attempt to determine a standardized method for propagating plum and cherry trees. The recommendations made were supported by research done in Oregon and elsewhere on clonal propagation.
August 1, 1978
Rhododendrons samples were collected from different cultivars and nurseries then tested for calcium and magnesium content. The rhododendrons involved in the study were were given ratings based on leaf quality, plant quality, and flower bud formation.
December 1, 1966
Questions were raised by lily bulb growers as to the amounts of phosphorus needed in bulb production and the timing of the applications of phosphorus. The authors conducted a study to determine the answers to the grower's questions and discuss their findings in the article.
March 1, 1979
Anthracnose, a leaf blotch caused by the fungus Gloeosporium, was becoming a common disease of flowering dogwood trees in the late 1970's in western Washington. Discussed are the symptoms of the disease, lifecycle, effect on tree growth, and control methods.
November 1, 1969
The topic discussed by the Oregon State University affiliated author is the challenge of timing Easter lilies for bloom around variable dates. A new production method is offered as a solution to the issue of timing Easter lilies.
September 1, 1979
Field studies were conducted to determine if adult root weevils feed on certain cultivars of rhododendron more than other cultivars. The author discusses the methods and results of the studies, including the difference in resistance of the cultivars used.
June 1, 1971
Previous propagation experiments conducted by Dr. L.T. Blaney, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, on tree peonies produced minimal results and were the basis of the author's own propagation experiments on tree peonies. Several different hormones were used and produced favorable results.
August 1, 1957
Research studying the effectiveness of several different Rosa multiflora rootstock and scions specific to Oregon and other northern growers of roses are discussed by this author.
May 1, 1981
The dangers of tank mixing pesticides are addressed by the University of California affiliated author. The factors discussed include; chemical incompatibilities, physical incompatibilities, general principles for mixing pesticides, specific mixtures to avoid, and causes of phytotoxicity.
May 1, 1981
A study of container media was established to determine and compare the water retention and aeration properties of the various mixes used. The following materials were combined into different mixes; peat, coarse sand, bark, fine sand, and sawdust.
December 1, 1973
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.
May 1, 1958
Azalea leaf gall disease and leaf spot disease were studied in an effort to find an effective control for the problematic diseases. Different varieties of azaleas were tested by spraying the plants with several different fungicides.
September 1, 1981
Studies were conducted to determine if there was foliar feeding resistance to root weevils in certain rhododendron cultivars. The results, suggesting the lepidote branch had more resistant cultivars than the azalea branch, are thoroughly discussed by the author.

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