If you missed the live class offered by Pat Breen (retired OSU Horticulture), there is still time to participate and build your plant ID skills!

  1. Watch the recording of Class #1: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/1_kjs0sojl
  2. Go out and try your hand at identifying the trees & shrubs on the list: https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/woody-plant-id-master-gardener-training-2020 All are located on the OSU campus around the LaSells Stewart Center and the Alumni Center. Use the appropriate woody plant search: https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/node/2163
  3. THEN watch the recording of Class #2 to find out the answers: https://media.oregonstate.edu/media/t/1_pvtpkbij

This activity counts for Continuing Education: Add up the time you spent watching the recording plus your time spent on the ID process. This will vary by person.







Check your answers here:

  1. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/ceanothus-gloriosus
  2. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/carpinus-betulus-fastigiata
  3. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/myrica-californica
  4. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/weigela-florida
  5. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/cornus-sericea-flaviramea
  6. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/taxodium-distichum-var-imbricarium
  7. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/viburnum-plicatum-var-tomentosum
  8. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/prunus-lusitanica
  9. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/pinus-nigra
  10. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/punica-granatum-var-nana
  11. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/tilia-tomentosa
  12. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/cornus-kousa
  13. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/cladrastis-kentukea
  14. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/kerria-japonica-pleniflora
  15. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/pachysandra-terminalis
  16. https://landscapeplants.oregonstate.edu/plants/acer-circinatum

Please send your suggestions for other classes that might work in this format!

Thank you for attending the session at the 2020 Insights Into Gardening conference! Here are links to the resources mentioned during the presentation:

View the presentation slides here: https://oregonstate.box.com/s/bvw3c82gnc7lo0ypyk8k0az0q2nbjw7l

Your favorite flavorful varieties (crowd sourced during the presentation):

Harry’s Tasty Tomato Page (Univ. of Florida): https://hos.ifas.ufl.edu/public/kleeweb/index.html

Organizing a taste test:
Seed Savers has good tips: http://blog.seedsavers.org/blog/how-to-set-up-a-tomato-tasting

University of Florida tomato breeding program:
https://hos.ifas.ufl.edu/public/kleeweb/
Garden Gem

Dry Farming/Gardening:
OSU Master Gardener webinar from 2019: https://youtu.be/3hR8poPhlzY
OPB story: www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-state-university-climate-change-dry-farming-willamette-valley/

An important part of being a Master Gardener is staying current on the latest horticultural science.  With that in mind, OSU Extension has developed a webinar series to supplement other classes you may take this year. Remember, you need at least 10 hours of approved education by October 31 to be recertified.  Each webinar in this series is approved for 1 hour of continuing education.

What is a webinar?  A webinar is a seminar that is presented over the internet.  The presenter(s) will show slides and photos while they are speaking on their topic.  There is a Q&A box to enter your questions.  Each webinar will be ~40 minutes long and followed by a moderated Q&A session.

How do I participate? For more information on each session click the link below. Once you’re there, click on the “Location” link to pre-register for the webinar and get emailed reminders.  There is no cost to participate and the webinars are open to all.  If you can’t attend the live webinar, a recording will be available.

Please consider donating to support this webinar series in 2020 & beyond.

2020 Webinar Series

Updates from the Garden Ecology Lab (2020 edition!)
Presented by: Dr. Gail Langellotto
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3737

Gardening with Native Plants and the OregonFlora Project
Presented by: Dr. Linda Hardison
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3738

Dueling with Diggers: Gophers, Moles, Voles, and Ground Squirrels
Presented by: Dr. Dana Sanchez
Recording available: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/berries-fruit/dueling-diggers-gophers-moles-voles-ground-squirrels

Winter Squash Research at OSU
Presented by: Dr. Alex Stone and Lane Selman
Recording available: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/vegetables/webinar-winter-squash-research-osu

Oh Rats! Dealing with Non-native Rodents in the Garden
Presented by: Dr. Dana Sanchez
Recording available: https://connect.extension.org/event/oh-rats-dealing-with-non-native-rodents-in-the-garden

Solve Pest Problems: A New Resource for Master Gardeners and the Public
Presented by: Weston Miller
July 16th at 10am PT
Pre-register here: https://learn.extension.org/events/3762


Update June 29: This series will be taking a break from scheduled monthly webinars and move to occasional offerings. With the public health situation pushing all programming online, we have so many more webinar options to choose from now! If you’re looking for a few more CE hours check out these options:

The Portland Metro Master Gardener webinar series: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/metro/webinars-recorded

The Central Gorge Master Gardener’s “Gardening to Save the World” summer series (scroll down the page): http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/cgmga/

“Buzzing and Beautiful: Designing Pollinator Gardens with OSU Extension” offered by the Oregon Bee Project: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/pollinators/buzzing-beautiful-designing-pollinator-gardens-osu-extension

Location: OSU’s Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture

Samples found in the landscape:

Sapsuckers

Whitefly on landscape plants

Leafminers

Spittle Bug

 

Samples that were brought from the Plant Clinic:

Recognizing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Extension publication and MG Webinar) Note: all the webinars can be found here (scroll down for previous years).

Azalea Bark Scale

Aphids

European Pine Sawfly

Azalea with Leaf and Flower Gall

Azalea Bark Scale

 

Thanks for attending the 2019 Insights into Gardening Conference and the Growing Peppers presentation.

Here are the resources shared during the presentation:

PDF of Slide Presentation

 

OSU Extension Catalog:https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu

  • EM-8777-17 Vegetable Variety Trials 2017
  • EC 1227 Grow Your Own Peppers
  • EM 9027 Growing Your Own (general guide for veggie gardening)

 

Pacific Northwest Pest Management Handbooks:https://pnwhandbooks.org

Place to research pepper pest problems (diseases and insect issues)

 

OSU Extension Master Food Preserver publicationshttps://extension.oregonstate.edu/mfp

  • Preserving Foods: Peppers

 

Still need help? Contact your OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers!

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/linn-benton

 

OSU Extension Benton County

4077 SW Research Way

Corvallis, OR 97333

541-766-6750; bentonmg@oregonstate.edu

OSU Extension Linn County

33630 McFarland Road

Tangent, OR 97389

541-967-3871; linn.mg@oregonstate.edu

 

 

An important part of being a Master Gardener is staying current on the latest horticultural science.  With that in mind, OSU Extension has developed a webinar series to supplement other classes you may take this year. Remember, you need at least 10 hours of approved education by October 31 to be recertified.  Each webinar in this series is approved for 1 hour of continuing education.

What is a webinar?  A webinar is a seminar that is presented over the internet.  The presenter(s) will show slides and photos while they are speaking on their topic.  There is a Q&A box to enter your questions.  Each webinar will be ~40 minutes long and followed by a moderated Q&A session.

How do I participate? For more information on each session click the link below.
Once you’re there, click on the “Location” link to pre-register for the webinar and get emailed reminders.  There is no cost to participate and the webinars are open to all.  If you can’t attend the live webinar, a recording will be available.

Please consider donating to support this webinar series in 2019 & beyond.

2019 Webinar Series
(check back as new webinars will be listed as they are scheduled!)

Update on Sudden Oak Death in the Pacific Northwest
Presented by: Sarah Navarro (Oregon Department of Forestry) and Norma Kline (OSU Extension)
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3581

Demystifying Grafted Tomatoes: The Why & How for Gardeners
Presented by: Dr. Cary Rivard (Kansas State University)
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3604

Adapting Dry Farming Techniques to Vegetable Gardens
Presented by Amy Garrett (OSU Extension)
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3636 

Project Happy Apples: Reducing Codling Moth Damage in Backyard Orchards
Presented by Amy Jo Detweiler (OSU Extension)
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3653

“First Look” Reading a Pesticide Label to Protect Bees
Presented by Matthew Bucy (OSU Undergraduate Honors student)
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3655

Let’s Talk Invasive Insects with the Oregon Department of Agriculture
Presented by Joshua Vlach (ODA Entomologist)
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3664

Asian Jumping Worm: A Threat to Oregon Landscapes
Presented by Dr. Sam Chan (OSU Sea Grant Extension) and Linda Tucker Serniak (OSU Environmental Sciences PhD student)
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3684

Are Viruses Lurking in Your Backyard Cherries?
Presented by Lauri Lutes (OSU Botany and Plant Pathology PhD student)
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3690

Introduction to Olives in Oregon
Presented by Victoria Binning and Heather Stoven (OSU Extension)
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3692

What Can a Leaf Bud Tell Us About Environmental Change? Citizen Science, Master Gardeners and Nature’s Notebook.
Presented by Erin Posthumus (USA National Phenology Network)
Recording available: https://learn.extension.org/events/3687

We need your help to keep the OSU Master Gardener Advanced Training Webinar Series going in 2019 & beyond!

The backstory: This series was started at the county level in 2017. Free access was extended to all Master Gardeners statewide because the technology was provided at no cost. Due to changes in the structure of the national Extension organization, OSU Extension will no longer have free access to their webinar platform and technical support staff starting in 2019.  We feel our webinar series provides a valuable and accessible educational opportunity to our Master Gardener volunteers and we’re not ready to stop yet!  But, each monthly webinar costs ~$250 to deliver (with the speakers generously donating their time). We have secured temporary funding to keep the webinars going at least through May 2019. 

 

If you or your county MG Association would like to support this series, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via the Agricultural Research Foundation at Oregon State University.

You can donate online: Visit the Donate Now page of the Agricultural Research Foundation, and select the ‘Master Gardener Advanced Training Webinars‘ link. From there, you can click on the yellow Donate button to make a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or credit card.

Donations will be used for:

  • Monthly subscription costs of the webinar software
  • Technical support staff

We are so very grateful for the support of:

  • OSU College of Agriculture
  • Jean R. Natter, OSU Extension Master Gardener
  • Xuan and David Sibell
  • James Kronenburg
  • Karin Magnuson
  • Margaret Mundy
  • Mary Jane Bonelitz
  • Nancy Grambo
  • Saelon’s Studio
  • Sandra Haratley
  • Sherrill Munn
  • Susan Ryburn
  • Teresa Moazed
  • Tiney Singler
  • Todd Steinlage
  • West Bank Guest House
  • Kathryn Schrader
  • Alice Allison
  • Birgit Sharp
  • Cheryl Borden
  • Cynthia Dillon
  • Deborah Goodall
  • Elaine Goodner
  • Gladine Stapleton
  • Robin Burnham

 

An important part of being a Master Gardener is staying current on the latest horticultural science.  With that in mind, OSU Extension has developed a webinar series to supplement other classes you may take this year. Remember, you need at least 10 hours of approved education by October 31 to be recertified.  Each webinar in this series is approved for 1 hour of continuing education.

What is a webinar?  A webinar is a seminar that is presented over the internet.  The presenter(s) will show slides and photos while they are speaking on their topic.  There is a Q&A box to enter your questions.  Each webinar will be ~40 minutes long and followed by a moderated Q&A session.

How do I participate? For more information on each session click the link below.
Once you’re there, click on the “Location” link to pre-register for the webinar and get emailed reminders.  There is no cost to participate and the webinars are open to all.  If you can’t attend the live webinar, a recording will be available at a later date.

Recordings from the 2018 webinars

Frontiers in Slug & Snail Management” recording, slides, and a resource for slug & snail ID here: https://learn.extension.org/events/3294

“Identifying & Managing the Bronze Birch Borer” recording here: https://learn.extension.org/events/3289

Hybridization and Tetraploids and Chromosomes, Oh My! Understanding Plant Breeding for Disease Resistance” here: https://learn.extension.org/events/3287

“Powdery Mildew: Biology and Management in the Garden” https://learn.extension.org/events/3290

“Dealing with Darling Dastardly Deer” https://learn.extension.org/events/3430

Practical Food Safety in the Garden” https://learn.extension.org/events/3431

Meet the New Neighbors: Emerging Insect Pests in Oregon” https://learn.extension.org/events/3434

“The latest research on bees in the garden: an update from the OSU Garden Ecology Lab”  https://learn.extension.org/events/3443

“First Look: OSU Research on Native Plants in the PNW Garden” https://learn.extension.org/events/3494

The Weird and Wonderful World of Plant Galls”
https://learn.extension.org/events/3493

Weed Management in the Garden & Landscape: Understanding Herbicides: https://learn.extension.org/events/3501

 

The 2017 webinar recordings are available, too!