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Turfgrasses and Lawn Care in Eastern Oregon

Today, turfgrass is the single largest irrigated crop in the United States and covers three times the land area of any other cultivated crop. An estimated 40.5 million acres of grasses are planted in residential, commercial and institutional lawns, golf courses, and athletic fields. Learn more about the structure and establishment of turfgrass and how to address weeds, diseases, and insects.

Richard Smiley | Jan 2018 | Article

Growing berries, fruit trees, roses and native plants in Central Oregon

OSU Extension publications show how to grow several kinds of berries, fruit trees, roses and native plants in Central Oregon.

Jan 9, 2009 | News Story

Spring is the time to turn attention to blackberries and raspberries

Get the berry season off to a good start with some fertilizer and a trim

Kym Pokorny | Apr 7, 2017 | News Story

Nutrient Management of Berry Crops in Oregon

This summary is intended as a brief overview and as a supplement to the nutrient management guides available online at Oregon State University: Nutrient Management for Blueberries in Oregon, Cranberries: Nutrient Management Guide, and Strawberries.

Bernadine Strik | May 2013 | Article

How blueberry plants develop and grow

Blueberries grow well in the Pacific Northwest. To get the most out of your bushes, it helps to understand the form and function of each part of the plant.

Bernadine Strik | Mar 2015 | Article

Environmental Factors Affecting Plant Growth

Plant growth and geographic distribution are greatly affected by the environment. Either directly or indirectly, most plant problems are caused by environmental stress. Environmental factors that affect plant growth include light, temperature, water, humidity, and nutrition.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Jan 2008 | Article

Botany Basics

Plants are essential to life on earth. Understanding how plants grow and develop helps us capitalize on their usefulness and make them part of our everyday lives.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Jan 2008 | Collection

How hormones and growth regulators affect your plants

Plant hormones and growth regulators are chemicals that affect flowering, aging, root growth, distortion and killing of organs, prevention or promotion of stem elongation, color enhancement of fruit, prevention of leafing and/or leaf fall, and many other conditions.

Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Jul 2012 | Article