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My pears have rust, what can I do?

Q: Last year crop was a total failure due to this. This year I have gently removed close to 6 small fruit starts. I just found some leaves on the pear with these spores. I have been treating the soil and the tree with...

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This root rot look-alike is endangering wheat, grass, and barley. Learn the signs, symptoms, and controls of this disease.

Mary Corp | Oct 2018 | Article

Don’t be fooled, figs grow fine in western Oregon

Drought-tolerant plants need yearly pruning

Kym Pokorny | Aug 5, 2016 | News Story

How the Rogue Valley became famous for pears

The Rogue Valley growers were pioneers in pear production, growing over 24 varieties and setting quality standards in packing pears. The Rogue Valley was the first and largest red pear growing region in the Pacific Northwest in...

Jul 2007 | Article

What’s Wrong With My Madrone?

This article briefly discusses the most prevalent madrone disease problems, then offers a broader perspective on the health of this southern Oregon native.

Max Bennett, Dave Shaw | Nov 2006 | Article

Asian lady beetles swarm to shelter in autumn

Asian lady beetles swarm to shelter in autumn.

Sep 17, 2007 | News Story