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Are madrone trees mean?

Q: I have a small grove of Madrones behind my house. I have put a couple of annual beds under them but nothing seems to grow under them. I have looked all over the net to no avail on this issue. I did amend the ...

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Use Caution When Irrigating Oaks and Madrones

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.

Jun 2018 | Article

October Garden Calendar

Information about garden planning, maintenance and clean up, pest monitoring and management, houseplants, and indoor gardening for the month of October.

May 2018 | 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

November garden calendar

Information about garden planning, maintenance, cleanup, pest management, houseplants and indoor gardening for the month of November.

May 2018 | Article

Poison hemlock and Western waterhemlock: deadly plants that may be growing in your pasture

Poisonous plants are a major cause of economic loss to the livestock industry. Two poisonous plants common to Oregon are poison hemlock and Western water hemlock. Ingestion of either by humans or livestock typically results in death.

Scott Duggan | Jun 2018 | Article

Native madrones are special to the Northwest

There are probably few plants that are more strongly identified with this area or are held in greater affection than the madrone tree.

Jan 27, 2006 | News Story

Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) – Silage Will Not Reduce the Toxin

Poison hemlock is one of the most poisonous of plants. Silage making has been used to reduce the concentrations of toxins in a variety of crops. Poison hemlock alkaloids are found in different concentrations depending on ...

Cassie Bouska, Amy Peters | Jan 2006 | Article

Developments in high density cherries in the USA

In the last few years there is an increasing interest in high density systems, especially in the Pacific Northwest

Lynn Long, Tim Facteau, Roberto Nuñez-Elisea, Helen Cahn | Jun 2018 | Article

Five most important attributes of sweet cherries and the varieties that fill these needs

The U.S. Pacific Northwest is the most important sweet cherry production region in North America, however, as recently as the early 1990's fresh cherry production consisted primarily of one variety, 'Bing'. In recent years there has been increased interest in new varieties.

Lynn Long, Roberto Núñez-Elisea, Helen Cahn | Apr 2005 | Article