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:
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/

Location: OSU’s Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture

Samples found in the landscape:


Whitefly on landscape plants


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


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!



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



This material was presented at the Oregon Master Gardener Association’s 2016 Mini-College.  

Microgreens are easy and fun to grow. They are great for garnishing sandwiches and salads.  Microgreens can be also be used in classroom settings to teach botany (and grow a snack!).   In this presentation, I covered:

  • The difference between sprouts, microgreens and baby greens
  • The uses for microgreens
  • How to grow in soil and hydroponically (Handout from class)
  • Troubleshooting common problems

During the talk, I refer to a published paper that discussed the health profiles of different microgreens.  You can view the entire paper here.  Keep in mind that the amount of total amount of published research on microgreens is small.  Most research has focused on growing & handling methods to avoid food borne illness or extend shelf-life.

When purchasing seeds, it is most economical to purchase in bulk.  You can find seeds locally at garden centers or online retailers.  Johnny Seeds is one possible resource.  They have a great catalog with color photos that compares growing characteristics and flavor descriptions.

Here is a shortened version of my presentation (complete slide set):


Slides & Resources from 6/18/2016 presentation in Lane County for the Home Orchard Management class series.  This presentation focuses on the fundamentals of pest & disease management for home orchard production.  Emphasis is on IPM and introducing Extension resources.

Slide set:  Slide deck (online show at Slide Share)


Cultivar Susceptibility to select diseases from PNW Disease Handbook (Apple, Cherry, Hazelnut, Pears)

OSU Extension publication: Managing Diseases & Insects in Home Orchards

OSU Extension catalog: Fruit & Nuts category

Online Phenology & Degree-day Models

PNW Handbooks (Diseases, Insects, Weeds)