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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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Orchid Cactus - Epiphyllums

Learn about plant cuttings, water and light requirements, temperature, fertilizer, pests, and repotting.

Cal Peterson | Jan 2011 | Article

Homemade Remedies for Pests and Diseases

Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.

Jul 2017 | Article

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

Stressed trees show dieback

Browning or dieback is usually caused by weather-related stress, sometimes in combination with pests and diseases.

Mar 2018 | Article

The Columbia Root-Knot Nematode Problem

The Columbia root-knot nematode attacks potatoes and causes injury to tubers in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington as well as other areas of the Pacific Northwest.

Jim Green | Apr 1981 | Article