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Researchers determine ideal areas and timing for biological control of invasive stink bug

Jun 10, 2019
Biological control of the brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive pest that devastates gardens and crops, would be more effective in natural areas bordering crops or at times when certain insecticides aren’t being applied.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Sweet Cherry Compatibility and Bloom Timing Chart

All cherry varieties, except those listed in the self-fertile category, need a pollinizer variety that blooms at the same time in order for pollination to occur. Disclaimer : Information provided in...


Understanding and Preventing Sweet Cherry Fruit Cracking

Fruit cracking in sweet cherries can have a severe economic impact in the Pacific Northwest, even with new optical sorters. This publication helps growers understand the causes of cracking and describes cultural practices that can minimize cracking.

By Lynn Long, Clive Kaiser, Linda Brewer | OSU Extension Catalog

Tree Pruning Basics

A properly pruned tree looks as natural as possible; that is to say, the tree’s appearance reflects its fundamental form and character. The pruner must be sensitive to maintaining this structural integrity, in addition to knowing a bit about tree biology and proper pruning principles!


Cemetery Block Cherry Variety Trial 2005-2018

Fruit characteristics of sweet cherry cultivars and selections under evaluation in The Dalles at the Cemetery Block. All data was evaluated from 25 samples of each cultivar.

By Lynn Long, | Educational Document

An Integrated Pest Management Strategic Plan for Sweet Cherries in Oregon and Washington

This plan lists major pests, current management practices, critical needs, and efficacy ratings of pest-management tools in sweet cherry production. Practices are organized by growth stage, making it easier to plan year-round management practices.

By Katie Murray, Paul Jepson | OSU Extension Catalog