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.
Northwest growers adopt sustainable agriculture practices and certification.
Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.
Control plant-eating mollusks early and often
Gardeners with small-scale orchards can take advantage of hazelnut varieties bred in recent years at Oregon State University that resist eastern filbert blight.
A new study by economists at Oregon State University questions the cost-effectiveness of biofuels and says they would barely reduce fossil fuel use and would likely increase greenhouse gas emissions.