The Ornamental Plant Breeding Program develops new plants with an eye on how they function in modern, low-input landscapes.
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Note: This article is part of the Growing Knowledge series in Digger magazine. This series is provided by Oregon State University in collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture and in partnership with the Oregon Association of Nurseries.
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This traditional method of water purification was tested for its effectiveness at removing two common greenhouse pathogens, Phytophthora and Fusarium.
Ongoing study shows this western native shrub to be drought tolerant, great for pollinators, and overall well suited for Northwest landscapes.
OSU Extension Service offers programs designed to increase knowledge among nursery workers, thereby increasing their productivity.
The Oregon Flora Project helps horticulturalists identify, locate and grow native plants.
The goal of NICH (National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture) is to get 90 percent of U.S. households gardening by 2025.
Researchers investigate the use of lacewing predators to combat the pesky pest of rhododendrons.
Study looks at cost and playability.
Breeding for sterility is one way to control non-native, invasive plants.