OSU Honey Bee Lab

Online Resource

OSU's honey bee lab. Has info on recent news, studies and projects, general information, and learning resources relating to honey bees.

Project Happy Apples

Newsletter

The OSU Extension Service in Central Oregon has a program to assist local residents with control of codling moth. Informative timely emails are sent out to interested residents with advice on when and how to treat fruit trees to reduce or prevent infestation

Managing Crop Load on Productive/Size Controlling Rootstocks to Ensure Premium Quality Cherries

Article

With the commercial acceptance of precocious, size controlling rootstocks and productive self-fertile varieties, cherry production took a giant step forward. Rootstocks such as Gisela 5, 6, 12,...

By Lynn Long

Rogue Valley Pears

Article

The Rogue Valley early on had a corner on pear production, growing over 24 varieties at its peak. It was noted in the historic records that Medford set quality standards in packing pears and was recognized for that reason by the buyers. The Rogue Valley was the first and largest red pear growing region in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970’s, which saw returns triple over green varieties. In addition, the Rogue Valley set the standard for the quality of Bosc and Comice pears, which have become the two main varieties grown today. Learn about the climate, soils, irrigation, frost protection and pest management for current day harvests.
Darker fruits weigh more and contain fewer soluble solids.

Growing Quality Cherries

Article

The United States is one of the leading producers of sweet cherries in the world. In the U.S. the majority of cherries are produced in the Pacific Coast states of Washington, Oregon and California with the greatest volume of production in the north.

By Lynn Long

Advances in New Cherry Varieties

Presentation

Presented at 2018 Cherry Day

By Lynn Long

KGB Training System for Cherries

Article

This system, widely known as the KGB system is a renewable multi‐leader bush system. The early development of this system is similar to the Spanish Bush.

By Lynn Long

Management of San Jose Scale for Orchard Crops

Presentation

Management of San Jose Scale for Orchard Crops

Apple Orchard Diversity: Every Weather Event Selects for Resilience

Article

The last four seasons on the Queener Farm, with over 100 apple varieties, have helped us determine which apples thrive or struggle under organic care. Which ones need less fungicide. Which ones are...

New Cherry Varieties, Pearl Series and More

Presentation

New Cherry Varieties, Pearl Series and More

By Lynn Long

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