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Grafting is a Biological Disease Management Strategy

Grafting is an age-old technique used in plant propagation to combine two plants so that one plant provides a desirable rootstock and the other provides desirable fruit characteristics (Fig. 1). While...

By Carol Miles | Article

Soil Nitrate Testing for Willamette Valley Vegetable Production

A soil nitrate test measures the concentration of nitrate in the soil at a specific moment in time, including nitrate originating from organic inputs, fertilizer, and soil organic matter. This publication describes how to use in-season soil nitrate testing to adjust sidedress N fertilizer...

By Dan Sullivan, Ed Peachey, Aaron Heinrich, Linda Brewer, Nick Andrews | OSU Extension Catalog

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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 | News Story

New web-based tool helps farmers plant veggies at just the right time

Dec 9, 2016
Croptime helps farmers target harvest dates, boosting profit and sustainability

By Gail Wells | News Story

New OSU slug expert will help Oregon farmers combat the slimy pests

Apr 11, 2016
Rory McDonnell studies environmentally friendly slug control methods--such as essential oils from plants

By Gail Wells | News Story

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Why is my artichoke sprouting in September?

My globe artichoke plants have produced well this Spring and early Summer. In mid summer, two shoots emerged from a plant. I separated the shoots when they were 12" tall and planted them. Both shoots are growing slowly, after the initial shock. Now, in late summer, the same "mother" plant has six...

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