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Publications for Nursery, Greenhouse, and Christmas Trees
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Christmas tree specialist, Chal Landgren, gives an update of shipping and exporting issues, disease and pest management and current resources for growers.
Researchers evaluated regionally available alternative substrates for ornamental crop production in the Pacific Northwest. The objective was to investigate the physiochemical properties of the substrate and ensure no biomass is phytotoxic to ornamental crops.
An initial report on research conducted on two intelligent, or precision, sprayers designed for use in the ornamental horticultural industry. The goal of this research is to develop efficient and affordable sprayers that use technology to respond to crop size and presence.
A discussion about cold hardiness and effective plant protection strategies to minimize cold damage. The Oregon State University affiliated author addresses how plants become cold hardy, stages of hardiness, and effective protection.
Genetic Methods for Mitigating Invasiveness of Woody Ornamental Plants: Research Needs and Opportunity
A review of the different means by which the potential for invasiveness in woody ornamentals can be reduced using genetic methods. Progress is reviewed in conventional breeding and transgenic biotechnology approaches to producing sterile forms of ornamental woody plants.
A report on a current marketing outreach campaign which partners Christmas tree growers in Oregon and Washington with Oregon State University extension agents to promote real Christmas trees in major consumer markets.
A look into the world of plant breeding and the tools ornamental plant breeders have at their disposal to expedite breeding for specific traits. Topics addressed in the article include flow cytometry and molecular genetics.
Researchers at Oregon State University evaluated the potential of a remote soil-moisture-sensing technology in ornamental container production systems. The authors discuss the system they used, implications of the study, and their conclusions.
A recent report described a simple technique to double Cryptomeria japonica chromosomes. The objectives of this research was to evaluate the effectiveness of the technique and determine optimal treatment duration for doubling chromosome numbers in oriental arborvitae, american arborvitae, and western red cedar.
Confirmation of hyridity using GISH and determination of 18S rDNA copy number using FISH in interspecific F1 hybrids of Tecoma (Bignoniaceaea)
This study on interspecific hybridization in Tecoma Juss. was conducted to develop novel forms for the nursery industry. The selection of species used in the study included T. garrocha, T. stans, T. guarume, and T. capensis.