Oregon State University Nursery Extension, Research & Education is seeking applicants for a nursery internship at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon.
OSU receives $3 million grant to study destructive pathogens
Agrobacterium tumefaciens creates cancer-like galls on the roots of plants such as Gaillardia. (Photo by OSU Plant Clinic) Oregon State University announced plans to use a $3 million grant to study two groups of bacteria that result in millions of dollars in losses annually to the nation’s nursery industry. According to a press release, OSU researchers […]
Oregon: The State of Perfection 2013 is now online!
When it comes to nurseries, Oregon is The State of Perfection. That’s why the January issue of Digger is dedicated to five of Oregon’s outstanding wholesale nurseries. The issue contains five profile articles demonstrating the quality and diversity offered by the state’s growers: Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Lowell, Ore.; Brentano’s Tree Farm, St. Paul, […]
Bilingual education is part of the bigger picture
One sometimes hears about strained relationships between certain industries and those in government who regulate them. But in Oregon, the nursery industry and the state have long shared a mutually beneficial, cooperative, and overall pleasant relationship. An important focus has been on keeping plants healthy and protecting the quality that Oregon growers are known for […]
OSU names new dean of agriculture
Oregon State University has selected Dan Arp as the new dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences. He replaces Sonny Ramaswamy, who departed to accept a position heading the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
Climate expert to speak at High Desert conference
Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University, will be the keynote speaker at the 20th annual High Desert Green Industry Conference. It will be held Wednesday–Thursday, Feb. 8–9, at the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Ore. The conference is geared for those who supply, design, maintain or […]
Enjoy Oregon: The State of Perfection
When it comes to nurseries, Oregon is The State of Perfection. That’s why the January issue of Digger is dedicated to four of Oregon’s outstanding wholesale nurseries. The issue takes you inside four top growers so you can see how and why Oregon’s nurseries excel at what they do: Crispin’s Creations Nursery in Molalla, Robinson […]
Over-extended agents dwindle in numbers
They’re called extension agents, but these days, maybe “over-extended” agents would be more appropriate. The Capital Press reports that extension agents who retire or take on different duties aren’t being replaced as often as they used to be. Meanwhile, some are being asked to take on double duty as both regional extension administrators and experiment […]
Box blight webinar set for Thursday at 8 a.m. PST
Cylindrocladium buxicola, a fungal blight afflicting boxwood shrubs, recently has been detected in several East Coast states. Experts believe it came over from Europe on infected plant material. At 8 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday morning, Jan. 5, Kelly Ivors of North Carolina State University will hold a free webinar to address this disease threat. […]
Check the tag for sustainable Christmas trees
Natural Christmas trees already are more environmentally and socially responsible than artificial plastic trees. But now, there’s a program for Christmas tree growers who go the extra mile.