The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded group of colleges, led by Virginia Tech, a $2.7 million grant to conduct research on integrated management of zoosporic pathogens and irrigation water quality. Researchers will look for biological control methods for fighting Phythophthora, Pythium and other pathogens. Researchers will also “develop […]
The September issue of Digger is on its way to your mailbox – that is, if you subscribe! Here are a few of the articles you’ll find inside. Greener and cleaner — How Oregon grows top-quality trees, from the seedling stage to shipping time The digging scene — The evolution of machines for B&B and […]
Did you miss the 2010 Farwest Show? Well, you can still pick up the Farwest Edition of Digger magazine! Here are just a few of the useful articles (PDF) that appeared inside: The original green walls — Whether formal or more natural looking, these hedging options can denote property lines and provide necessary screening Dazzling […]
The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today has delayed the effective date of Federal Order DA-2021, which was announced May 27. It initially was scheduled to take effect on Monday, June 21, but now it officially has been pushed back to Monday, July 19. The order requires West Coast states to pre-notify […]
Nursery growers in Oregon and California are once again free to ship their plants to South Carolina. Officials in that state have rescinded Regulation 27-78, which imposed state-based rules pertaining to Phytophthora ramorum. The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) and the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC) sued to overturn the regulation, on […]
The Oregon Association of Nurseries has asked the federal government to fund additional research to aid the fight against Phytophthora ramorum to the tune of $7.5 million. For more details, see the OAN’s Government Relations blog.
Nurseries can’t afford to let disease spread. They take seriously the threat of Phytophthora ramorum, commonly known as sudden oak death – and so does the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). For several years, APHIS has had rules in effect to protect ecosystems and plant material. Nurseries in Oregon and California have […]