To identify pest management priorities and increase the use of integrated pest management in pear production, Pacific Northwest growers, commodity-group representatives, pest control advisors, processors, university specialists and other ...
Describes dark red and blush sweet cherry cultivars, including harvest timing, color when ripe, suggested pollinizers and rootstocks, size, firmness, yield potential, and other traits. Includes color photo of each cultivar.
Oregon OSHA created new requirements for producers with employees who engage in suppressing wildfires on agricultural operations. Producers must have an emergency action plan and fire prevention plan. This template is designed to help producers create the emergency action and fire prevention plans that are required. Even without employees these plans can help better prepare any farm of any size for the threat of wildfire. This document is a fillable PDF that can be filled out on your computer or you can print it out and write directly on it.
Jacob Powell |
Aug 2021 |
Credit USDA-ARS, Stephen Ausmus (Cropped from original)
It can be difficult to manage insect pests and weeds in an orchard, where tilling is not an option. Could scratching, foraging chickens be part of the solution? In this study, researchers deployed two types of hens against ...
The orchard, established at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center – 23 miles south of downtown Portland – is the brainchild of Nik Wiman, OSU Extension orchard crops specialist.
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Q: I take care of several local orchards and have been finding huge amounts of fruit drop and poor setting near Astoria. Apples, cherry, plum, very weak production in the orchards. Do you know if this is common, or what causes it?