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Biography

Bio- Steve Renquist

Education:

1976 M.S.

Agriculture with a specialization in Integrated Pest Management 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.

1975 B.S. 

Fruit Science

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California.

Employment:

2000-Present

Horticultural Extension Agent, Oregon State University, Douglas County-Roseburg, OR.

1991-2000

Grain/Futures trader, Cargill Inc., Dayton, OH.

1985-1991

Crop forecaster/ Tropical Commodity trader, Cargill Inc., Sao Paulo, Brazil

1980-1985

Crop forecaster, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, MN.

1978-1980

Agricultural Specialist, USDA, on Exchange with the USSR

1977-1978

Extension Agent, Fruit Specialist, Cornell University, Wayne County, NY.

1971-1976

Owned and operated an apple and peach orchard in San Luis Obispo County, CA

Content by Steve Renquist

Why are my blackberries variegated?

Q: For more than ten years, we have raised a thornless blackberry cultivar with large, succulent berries. They don't have as much sweet flavor as wild blackberries, but are sure a lot easier to pick! The problem is some of the berries ripen on the top half of the berry, but the bottom half remains red and hard. Is there anything we can do? My solution has been to ...

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Planting and caring for a fruit tree

Planting a new fruit tree? Dig a big hole, wait to apply fertilizer and keep an eye on pests. Here are more quick tips for taking care of your transplanted tree.

Steve Renquist | May 2015 | Article

Fruit tree selection

How to choose the right fruit trees for your property.

Steve Renquist | May 2015 | Article

Fruit tree pest management

Homeowners often consider pest management the most difficult part of raising fruit. Most people either lack the knowledge to identify and control insect pests and diseases, or they dread having to spray chemicals to protect their crops. However, sustainable gardening involves minimal inputs of water, fertilizer, pesticides and labor. Raising fruit crops with fewer inputs is possible when your knowledge level of subject material is high.

Steve Renquist | May 2015 | Article

Home Orchard Concepts from Start to Finish

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.

Steve Renquist | May 2015 | Collection

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