This project aims to identify heat-tolerant broccoli cultivars for the Willamette Valley processed vegetable industry.
Organic Vegetable Production
Slides from a presentation on how and why to use drip irrigation by Scott Lukas, of OSU's Hermiston Research and Extension Center. Presented January 29, 2020 at the Northwestern Vegetable & Berry Farmers Conference. Includes a case study on onions.
Oregon State University Vegetable and Specialty Seed researcher Kristine Buckland gives a presentation on the Bee Protection Protocol at the Specialty Seed Growers of Western Oregon meeting January 21, 2020.
The market for organic vegetables is increasing. As conventional farmers transition fields to organics to meet this demand, there is a need for better organic nutrient management guidance, especially for nitrogen (N). Organic N management is more challenging than conventional N management due to a higher level of uncertainty surrounding the N supplying capacity of an organically managed soil as well as the constraints of organic fertilizers (supply, application timing and placement, and uncertainty of release rate and amount). As a result, conventional nutrient management strategies may not be appropriate for organically managed systems. With organic N management there is often a higher risk of excessive nitrate-N loss and higher risk of not achieving economic yield targets.
This handout summarizes the results from clubroot resistant brassica (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Napa cabbage, etc) variety trials conducted in 2015-16 on farms in the Willamette Valley of Oregon as well as in greenhouse screening trials.
It is difficult to find information on winter squash production and storage. This page aggregates resources relevant to Oregon winter squash growers.
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White mold is a serious foliar and pod disease of snap beans grown for processing in western Oregon as well as in all major snap bean production regions in the US. White mold has a wide host range as it is a pathogen on more than 400 plant species.
Watkins, Chris B. and Jacqueline F. Nock (Department of Horticulture, Cornell University). 2012. Production Guide for Storage of Organic Fruits and Vegetables. New York State IPM Publication No. 10