Gardening Resources - Hood River

Growing Your Own

OSU Extension Catalog

This publication provides basic advice on a wide range of gardening topics, including composting, container gardens, fall/winter gardens, fertilizing, insect pests, plant diseases, planting guidelines, raised beds, site selection, slugs, soil improvement, tilling, warm-season crops, watering, and...

By Gail Langellotto

2018 PNW Plant Disease Management Handbook

OSU Extension Catalog

A comprehensive guide to plant disease management in the Pacific Northwest. Includes materials and tactics suitable for organic production and homeowner use as well as for commercial production. Covers testing services, common pathogens (e.g., nematodes, viruses, fungi, and bacteria, as well as...

By Cynthia Ocamb, Jay Pscheidt

2018 PNW Insect Management Handbook

OSU Extension Catalog

A comprehensive guide to insect management in commercial crops and environments and in home landscapes and gardens in the Pacific Northwest. Covers pesticide safety and toxicity, protecting bees, adjuvants, mixing tables, calibration, and biological control. Other sections cover a wide variety of...

2018 PNW Weed Management Handbook

OSU Extension Catalog

A comprehensive guide to weed management in the Pacific Northwest. Covers biological weed control agents, pesticide safety and disposal, agrichemicals and their properties, and control of problem weeds. Contains sections on weed control in cereal grain crops; grass seed crops; forage and seed crops;...

By Ed Peachey

WSU Hortsense

Online Resource

A compilation of fact sheets for managing common landscape and garden plant problems.

WSU Pestsense

Online Resource

A compilation of fact sheets for managing common indoor pest problems.

Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM

Online Resource

This website has been established to provide educational materials and links for the identification and management of pests in commercial nursery production in the Pacific Northwest.

By Robin Rosetta

OSU Landscape Plants

Online Resource

The site contains images and information on over 1,800 landscape plants, mostly woody. Individual plants can be accessed via ether the Latin Names (e.g., Acer) or a Common Names (e.g., Maple). Both lists are in alphabetical order; for the Latin Names, from Abelia to Ziziphus and the Common Names from Abelia to Zelkova.

Spotted Wing Drosophila

Online Resource

Spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, is an insect pest of economically valuable small fruit and tree fruit crops. Known in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest since about 2009, this species now appears to be established in many fruit growing regions around the country. Growers and researchers are working together to implement effective pest control strategies.
slug (photo by Alan Denis)

Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management

Online Resource

Non-profit, grant-funded site that provides research-based information on how to handle wildlife damage problems responsibly.
For homeowners, it includes information on identifying damage, tips on stopping wildlife damage, baits, traps and supplies, and how to find a wildlife control operator near you.

WSU Orchard Pest Management Online

Online Resource

IPM concepts, direct pests, indirect pests, and beneficial insects.
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program


Online Resource

University of California' official guidelines for managing pests with environmentally sound methods.

ODA Animals, Plants, and Food

Online Resource

The Oregon Department of Agriculture's page on animals, plants, food and insects.

Washington Department of Agriculture

Online Resource

Washington state's Department of Agriculture home web page.

Home Orchard Society

Online Resource

If you are a serious orchardist or perhaps a curious hobby gardener, the Home Orchard Society provides you with the best source of information and knowledge, mixed in the context of like-minded friendships, to make fruit growing an enriching experience.

Columbia Gorge - Cooperative Weed Management Area

Online Resource

Throughout the Columbia Gorge, the Mt. Hood National Forest, and surrounding lands, there are a multitude of impacts which arise as a result of invasive weeds. Some of the most prevalent and intrusive impacts include degradation of water quality, loss of wildlife habitat, loss of rare and typical native plants in natural areas and open spaces, and increased roadside and power line maintenance costs.
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