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Grow healthy food and essential plants, design and create sustainable landscapes, and discover how plants improve people’s lives and livelihoods in the Department of Horticulture.
Our food and farming programs solve problems and create opportunities for farmers and horticultural industries in Oregon and the nation.
Our programs in environmental management of natural and built environments combine horticultural, restoration, and social sciences to enhance lives and livelihoods.
The Oregon Snowflake Flowering Currant is from Ryan Contreras, a plant breeder and assistant professor of horticulture at Oregon State University. (Capital Press)
Robin Rosetta, an integrated pest management specialist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service, said the technology is a “game changer” for producers. (Capital Press)
When planning a winter garden, choose the warmest, most sheltered spots in the garden, advises Ross Penhallegon, an Oregon State University Extension horticulturist. (Oregonian)
Authors: Angela Gadino, Vaughn Walton, Amy J. Dreves, Gregory V. Jones, and Linda Brewer New August 2014, 3 pages, NC
Indigo Rose tomato shortlisted for Plant of the Year by the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show
Bred using genetic material from wild tomatoes, the antioxidant anthocyanin, believed to be beneficial to health, was found to be naturally present. Stunning black fruits ripen to purple.