There are probably few plants that are more strongly identified with this area or are held in greater affection than the madrone tree.
If you grow cherries, mulberries and peaches or berries such as strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, you can help reduce the effect of spotted wing drosophila with a new online OSU Extension publication, EM 9026.
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.
This article briefly discusses the most prevalent madrone disease problems, then offers a broader perspective on the health of this southern Oregon native.
Because of our typically wet springs in western Oregon, the average hay crop usually ends up being of low quality. However, when forage in the field is young and tender it is of high quality. As the forage matures, it ...