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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?

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...

By Steve Renquist, | Featured Question

Fruit tree planting

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

By Steve Renquist, | Article

Fruit tree selection

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

By Steve Renquist, | Article

Fruit tree pest management

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

By Steve Renquist, | 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.

By Steve Renquist, | Collection

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