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The oldest blueberry tree in the research plots at the OSU North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon.

Fruit tree planting

Article

Information on fruit tree planting from "Concepts from Start to Finish".
Shiny film between rows of trellis apples reflects light onto maturing fruit to enhance color at Davis Orchards in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.

Fruit tree selection

Article

Considerations on fruit tree selection from "Concepts from Start to Finish".

Fruit tree pest management

Article

A look at pest management from "Concepts from Start to Finish".
Workers harvesting red delicious apples at the Davis Orchards in Milton-Freewater, Oregon

Home Orchard Concepts from Start to Finish

Collection

The philosophy for this online source is to provide the home gardener with OSU publications, research, and news items that are related to the home orchard and garden.
Cherry harvest.

Hood River Area Home Fruit Tree Pest Management

Fact Sheet

Information on fruit tree pest management for the Hood River area. This guide includes pesticides currently registered for home use that have a reasonable chance of controlling the apple pests listed if applied at appropriate times with adequate frequency, and sufficient coverage.
Christine Beneda wraps the tiny bud graft with tape to hold it in place.

Why have an orchard?

Article

A look at the benefits of growing an orchard at home.
Ripening Asian pears

Fruit thinning

Article

Fruit thinning in "Concepts from Start to Finish".
Hazelnut trees growing at a farm.

Fruit tree site considerations

Article

Explains factors in site consideration in "Concepts from Start to Finish".
Nick Andrews shows off compost that's part of a research project. Andrews is a small farms agent at Oregon State University's North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora.

USDA National Resources Conservation Service - Soil

Online Resource

A tool for finding what kind of soil is in a particular region.

Pruning and Caring for Apple Trees

Presentation

How to prune and care for apple trees.