The popularity of drones, aka unmanned aerial vehicles or systems (UAVs/UASs), has dramatically increased over the past decades. Like global positioning (GPS) technology, walkie-talkies and Jeeps, drones initially were developed for military use. Although the U.S. Air Force’s Predator and Reaper drones continue to appear on the evening news, and as a plot device in […]
Since the Foundation was established in 1960, their support of floriculture research has totaled $6.75 million. Keeping Frederick Carl Gloeckner’s direction and vision in focus, the Board of Directors met on June 2 to review proposals submitted from many highly qualified researchers from more than 20 colleges and universities in the United States. Covering a […]
Researchers look at four common compounds used in commercial organic fungicides to fight this fungal disease that affects a wide range of plants.
The new issue of Digger magazine features stormwater management and a deluge of educational opportunities.
The Ornamental Plant Breeding Program develops new plants with an eye on how they function in modern, low-input landscapes.
This traditional method of water purification was tested for its effectiveness at removing two common greenhouse pathogens, Phytophthora and Fusarium.
Researchers look to control weeds in greenhouse propagation systems with steam and hot water
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 […]
Will retail customers pay more for plants that are labeled “water conserving” or “disease free?” According to Dr. James Pease, professor of agricultural and applied economics at Virginia Tech, the answer is yes. Dr. Pease conducted a survey and found that the difference, in fact, could vary from 9 percent to as high as 60 […]
A laboratory analysis of dead honeybee samples taken from hives in Clackamas County this summer showed no detection of pesticides, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Officials said that other factors are likely to be responsible for the death of thousands of bees from colonies owned by four local beekeepers. In addition, Oregon State […]