Excessive summer irrigation of oak and madrone trees may promote fungal diseases such as the oak root fungus (aka armillaria root disease) and crown rot.
OSU research indicates that the less toxic iron phosphate containing slug baits are as effective as those with metaldehyde.
Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.
Pacific Northwest blueberry growers must identify and control a number of bacterial and fungal diseases in order to ensure the highest yields. Fortunately, only a few of the diseases that occur on highbush blueberry in this region cause significant losses when left unchecked.
Control plant-eating mollusks early and often
Hosting tours on your farm or ranch not only provides additional income, but helps tell an important story about Oregon agriculture, rural communities and local food production. Below are key topics to consider when deciding whether or not to add farm tours to your business.