Selecting and preparing the site and soil, irrigation, rootstocks and varieties, planting, pruning and thinning fruit, pest management, and maintenance schedule.
Umatilla County is the apple capital of Oregon and produces ~2200 acres of apples.
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.
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.
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.
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,...
Three low-toxicity pesticides help with disease and pest control
The edible biofilm could save a whole season's crop in a rainy year.
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.