The first 2017 Garden Pest Update for the mid-Willamette Valley has some interesting finds. This episode was filmed at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture on the OSU Campus. Scroll down for resources on the problems mentioned in the video.
Dealing with thistle: a perennial & hard to manage weed
Rust on Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
Not mentioned in the video but fun finds during the recent MG Plant Problem Walk:
Whitefly adult and eggs on new foliage of Oregon Grape (left). (
Close up photos coming soon! New: Check out the blog post for closeup & video)