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Turfgrasses and Lawn Care in Eastern Oregon

Jan 2018
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.

By Richard Smiley | Article

Environmental Factors Affecting Plant Growth

Jan 2008
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.

By Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Article

How blueberry plants develop and grow

Mar 2015
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.

By Bernadine Strik | Article

Botany Basics

Jan 2008
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.

By Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Collection

How hormones and growth regulators affect your plants

Jul 2012
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.

By Ann Marie VanDerZanden | Article