Ag Water, Soil Amendments, Exemption Conditions Top List of FSMA Concerns


New federal regulations will likely bring big changes in how food is grown, harvested, packed, and processed in the U.S.; small farms and local and regional food systems will feel it too. The Food...

By Nick Andrews, Lauren Gwin

Measuring Soil PH


As the summer season winds down, it is time again to start planning for next year’s crop. One of the areas to do inventory is soil fertility. Soil pH is one factor that gauges your plant nutrition...

By Sam Angima



Umatilla County is the apple capital of Oregon and produces ~2200 acres of apples.

Apple Orchard Diversity: Every Weather Event Selects for Resilience


The last four seasons on the Queener Farm, with over 100 apple varieties, have helped us determine which apples thrive or struggle under organic care. Which ones need less fungicide. Which ones are...

Pruning and Caring for Apple Trees


How to prune and care for apple trees.

About The Apple – Malus domestica


Taxonomy, history, folklore, medicinal properties, botanical description, general cultural, harvest, contribution to diet.

Fruit Thinning: Apples and Pears

Marion County Master Gardeners Event

Wed, May 30, 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn from Marion County Master Gardeners how to thin your fruit trees.

Preserving Fruit Juices and Apple Cider - SP50-455


Publication includes information on how to preserve fruit juices and apple cider, including preparing, pasteurizing, and canning

Preserving Apples - SP50-446

Fact Sheet

Fact sheet provides information on how to preserve apples, including canning, freezing, and drying

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, can we eat it?

Featured Question

We picked up two five gallon buckets full of apples that were laying on the ground from our tree which we have never sprayed. We do not have any animals except squirrels and an occasional cat who may wander through our yard. Should I make applesauce and pies out of the apples or, in an abundance of caution, compost them?

By Nellie Oehler

When is the best time to harvest pears and apples?

News Story

Sep 4, 2015
Apples come right off the tree, but pears need cold storage to ripen

By Kym Pokorny

Apple Scab

OSU Extension Catalog

Apple scab is a significant problem in the climate of the Pacific Northwest. This publication discusses the symptoms of the disease and the pathogen and disease cycle. Recommends controls and spray timings. Rates susceptibility and resistance to scab of some apple and flowering crabapple cultivars....

Picking and Storing Apples and Pears

OSU Extension Catalog

Provides information about how to pick and store apples and pears.

2018 Apple Pest Management Guide for the Willamette Valley

OSU Extension Catalog

Recommends pest management practices for apple.

By Marcelo Moretti, Jay Pscheidt, Nik Wiman

Take care with fresh apple juice and cider

News Story

Oct 9, 2009
How to pasteurize apple juice or cider

Apple trees benefit from proper pruning, spring and summer

News Story

Mar 16, 2007
You can prune an apple tree any time of the year without hurting it.

Plant disease-resistant apple varieties

News Story

Mar 26, 2004
If you want to apply chemicals to control apple diseases, your best bet is to plant disease-resistant varieties.

How to control apple scab

News Story

Feb 19, 2003
Wet weather in April and May builds potential for apple scab, a fungal disease of apples.
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