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Growing Tree Fruits Successfully

Selecting and preparing the site and soil, irrigation, rootstocks and varieties, planting, pruning and thinning fruit, pest management, and maintenance schedule.

Jun 2018 | Presentation

Apple Resources for Umatilla County

Umatilla County is the apple capital of Oregon and produces ~2200 acres of apples.

Jul 2018 | Collection

Yesterday's Orchard, Today's Home: Legacy Pesticides on Former Orchards

Residues of lead arsenate, DDT, and other persistent pesticides may be in soil where orchards once grew and homes now stand. This report discusses how to investigate former pesticide use and current pesticide residues on your property, soil and water sampling and testing, and what to do about elevated pesticide residue levels.

Dave Stone, Kim Anderson | Mar 2009 | OSU Extension Catalog

Growing Hazelnuts in the Pacific Northwest: Orchard Site Selection

This publication describes factors to consider when deciding to plant a hazelnut orchard and includes a table of native productivity ratings for soil series types in the Willamette Valley.

Nov 2013 | OSU Extension Catalog

Cherry Training Systems: Selection and Development

Describes three training systems: Steep Leader, Spanish Bush, and Vogel Central Leader. Discusses appropriate uses of each training system based on soil conditions, rootstocks and varieties, and system characteristics. For each system, covers pruning and training techniques from planting to maturity. Includes numerous illustrations and a list of additional resources.

Lynn Long | Apr 2001 | OSU Extension Catalog

Growing Walnuts in Oregon

Designed for both commercial and home growers. Explains how to determine whether the soil is appropriate for planting walnut trees. Covers different types of walnuts, including Franquette, Spurgeon, Hartley, Manregian, Carpathian, and California varieties. For each variety, discusses general characteristics concerning vigor and productivity. Addresses the use of rootstocks, pollination, planting,...

Mar 2006 | OSU Extension Catalog

Get a leg up on fruit tree problems with dormant oils

Three low-toxicity pesticides help with disease and pest control

Kym Pokorny | Feb 2, 2018 | News Story

OSU scientists invent rain-resistant coating that cuts cherry cracking in half

The edible biofilm could save a whole season's crop in a rainy year.

Gail Wells | Apr 15, 2015 | News Story

Oregon Small Farm News

Oregon Small Farm News is a free online newsletter that concentrates on both commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces organic/biological and conventional farming systems.

Newsletter

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 the 1970s. The valley also set the standard for the quality of Bosc and Comice pears, which have become the two main varieties grown today.

Jul 2007 | Article