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.

WEED, 2015 Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook

WEED, 2015 Pacific Northwest Weed Management Handbook
Editor: E. Peachey
Revised June 2015, 598 pages, $60.00
http://pnwhandbooks.org/weed/

The PNW Weed Management Handbook is updated quarterly. Individual articles are revised once a year; revision dates are listed at the start of each section. Most sections are also available as PDF documents on the weed handbook website.

The following handbook sections contain content updated in June 2015:

  • Forestry and Hybrid Cottonwoods
  • Nursery, Greenhouse, and Bulb Crops
  • Professional Landscape Maintenance
  • Home Garden and Landscape Management
  • Pasture and Rangeland

EM 8666, Pollination and Seed Set in Meadowfoam

EM 8666, Pollination and Seed Set in Meadowfoam
R. Sagili, J. Kling, and C. Breece
Revision. Defines characteristics of meadowfoam and offers honey bee management practices.

Fragile trees causing some problems for city (Philomath Express)

Fragile trees causing some problems for city (Philomath Express)
Workman said the city is working with Al Shay, an Oregon State University horticulture professor who is helping with a master plan for a tree-replacement program. The scope of the project also includes Philomath City Park, where a lot of old ash trees are found.

Josh Lewis, Turf Management graduate and course superintendent, helps get Chambers Bay ready for the U.S. Open

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — Tweaks. Yeah, there were plenty of those made to Chambers Bay, which in six months will play host to the Pacific Northwest’s first-ever U.S. Open. But with the tweaks in place, the fescue growing and the between-the-ropes planning sewn up, getting Chambers Bay ready for the scrutiny that will come in June still requires intense daily attention.

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Ripe, juicy tomatoes: Avoid bad weather, disease and insects (Oregonian)

Ripe, juicy tomatoes: Avoid bad weather, disease and insects (Oregonian)
“Everyone wants to grow tomatoes,” said Amy Jo Detweiler, a horticulturist with Oregon State University’s Extension Service. “It’s a universal food people tend to like.”