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Tree Pruning Basics

A properly pruned tree looks as natural as possible; that is to say, the tree’s appearance reflects its fundamental form and character. The pruner must be sensitive to maintaining this structural integrity, in addition to knowing a bit about tree biology and proper pruning principles!

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Cemetery Block Cherry Variety Trial 2005-2018

Fruit characteristics of sweet cherry cultivars and selections under evaluation in The Dalles at the Cemetery Block. All data was evaluated from 25 samples of each cultivar.

By Lynn Long

OSU Extension Catalog

An Integrated Pest Management Strategic Plan for Sweet Cherries in Oregon and Washington

This plan lists major pests, current management practices, critical needs, and efficacy ratings of pest-management tools in sweet cherry production. Practices are organized by growth stage, making it easier to plan year-round management practices.

By Paul Jepson, Katie Murray

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Steve Castagnoli named director of OSU’s Mid-Columbia Ag Research and Extension Center

Mar 27, 2017
Horticulturist Castagnoli is respected for research and outreach on behalf of fruit growers

By Gail Wells
Mar 27, 2017

News Story

Virulent pathogen uses a genetic decoy to foil host’s immune defenses

Jan 13, 2017
A one-two punch may explain why Phytophthora is so devastating

By Gail Wells
Jan 13, 2017

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Skunking the stink bug: discover the latest in sustainable management in orchards

Jun 30, 2016
Orchardists can minimize damage through integrated pest management

By Gail Wells
Jun 30, 2016

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