Enroll in the next offering of the online blueberry physiology, production systems, & management course!

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Learn the fundamentals of blueberry plant physiology and growth, species and types grown and cultivar adaptation, planting establishment, production systems, and important pests to develop successful new plantings or improve the yield and production efficiency of existing planting in this online, instructor-led certificate program offered by Professional and Continuing Education at Oregon State University. Read More...
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Linn-Benton 2019 Master Gardener program - apply now!

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Do you love to make things grow? Apply to join our cohort of plant enthusiasts in Linn and Benton Counties. As part of the Master Gardener volunteer team, you will build your gardening knowledge and share what you learn with our communities. Read More...

Now accepting applications for the 2019 Master Gardener Volunteer Training and Horticultural Proficiency programs!!

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The Master Gardener and Horticulture Proficiency program provides Oregonians with education about gardening and horticulture. Read More...
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Grape variety identification

Article

This article describes how to identify grape varieties for commercial or home/hobby vineyards and landscapes.

By Patricia Skinkis

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.

Fruit tree planting

Article

Information on fruit tree planting from "Concepts from Start to Finish".

By Steve Renquist

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".

By Steve Renquist

Fruit tree pest management

Article

A look at pest management from "Concepts from Start to Finish".

By Steve Renquist

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.

By Steve Renquist

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.

Why have an orchard?

Article

A look at the benefits of growing an orchard at home.

By Steve Renquist

Fruit thinning

Article

Fruit thinning in "Concepts from Start to Finish".

Fruit tree site considerations

Article

Explains factors in site consideration in "Concepts from Start to Finish".

By Steve Renquist

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