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Burkholderia bacteria -- good, bad or both?

A species of bacterium common in soil and water called "Burkholderia cepacia" (B. cepacia) is being championed by agricultural scientists as a non-chemical means of fighting plant infections.

Feb 19, 2003 | News Story

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 soil in the beds. I also planted a few Dogwood trees under them from tiny sticks. The trees grew last summer but then the leaves started browning at the tips and curling up. I was watering the trees every two to three days during summer. What am I doing wrong?

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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

Pythium

This pest stunts the growth and maturation or cereal grains.

Mary Corp | Oct 2018 | Article

Cephalosporium Stripe

Winter cereals and grasses in danger of contracting disease.

Mary Corp | Oct 2018 | Article

Take All

This root rot look-alike is endangering wheat, grass, and barley. Learn the signs, symptoms, and controls of this disease.

Mary Corp | Oct 2018 | Article

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

Sawflies

Will Oregon meet these wasp-like pests again?

Mary Corp | May 2003 | Article

Scouting and collecting Wheat Head Armyworms

What growers can do to scout for and help identify wheathead armyworms.

Mary Corp | Oct 2008 | Article