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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Mar 2006 | OSU Extension Catalog

Grow your own Christmas chestnuts

If you’ve ever dreamed of roasting chestnuts by an open fire, you might want to consider growing your own.

Dec 16, 2005 | News Story

Choose blight-resistant hazelnuts for your orchard

Gardeners with small-scale orchards can take advantage of hazelnut varieties bred in recent years at Oregon State University that resist eastern filbert blight.

Jan 18, 2013 | News Story

Cultivating

Cultivating Healthy Farms, Forests, Food and Families in Polk County.

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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.

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