News for the Horticulture Department

Purple TomatoesThe Purple Tomato FAQ

Learn more about this promising release from Oregon State University Department of Horticulture Plant Breeder Jim Myers.

9 college courses that will have you geeking out and rethinking your major (Huffington Post)

9 college courses that will have you geeking out and rethinking your major (Huffington Post)

7. Farside Entomology – Oregon State University.  Gary Larson’s “The Far Side” cartoons are full of personified animals and insects. OSU professor Michael Burgett uses the humor of Larson’s illustrations to teach his students about the complex nature of insects and their importance to human life. Burgett has been teaching the course for 30 years and often puts the role of teaching in the hands of the students; teams present “their entomological and humanistic interpretation of an entomological cartoon” each week.

EM 9123, Integrated Pest Mangement for Turfgrass

EM 9123, Integrated Pest Mangement for Turfgrass
Alec Kowalewski
New. This video highlights the five cultural practices needed for proper integrated pest management of turfgrass: (1) mowing, (2) fertilization, (3) irrigation, (4) cultivation, and (5) pesticide selection and use.

Helping monarch butterflies: Five key points about local pollinators (Oregonian)

Helping monarch butterflies: Five key points about local pollinators (Oregonian)
For more background and perspective on the role individuals can play in saving pollinators, we talked to Gail Langellotto, an associate professor of horticulture at Oregon State University.

EM 9115, Growing Hops in the Home Garden

EM 9115, Growing Hops in the Home Garden
Brooke Getty, Shaun Townsend, Amy Jo Detweiler
New. Provides instructions for the home gardener on how to select, grow, harvest, and store hops.

PNW 667, Cherry Training Systems

PNW 667, Cherry Training Systems
Apps now available for this recently published publication.
Lynn E. Long, Gregory Lang, Stefano Musacchi, Matthew Whiting
New. This publication describes the seven major pruning systems used in commercial cherry tree orchards in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Michigan.