Potential sources of inoculum of Phialophora malorum
were investigated. P. malorum was found to be a soil-borne
fungus whose role as a postharvest pathogen of pear is
dependent upon passive dispersal with infested soil. P.
malorum survived in soil under a wide range of conditions,
with greatest survival in cool,...
Conditions were established for inducing pear blossom blast
caused by Pseudomonas syringae (Ps) on both attached and detached
shoots. The incidence of disease was proportional to the log of Ps
population under optimal temperature, moisture and bloom developmental
stage. Highest incidence of infection followed occurrence of a major
The Pacific Northwest has become one of the nation’s premier sweet cherry,
Prunus avium, production areas. As production of sweet cherries has flourished in
Oregon and Washington, so has powdery mildew, caused by the fungus
Podosphaera clandestina, which infects both foliage and fruit causing severe
economic damage to growers. Sweet...
The objectives of this study were: (1) to determine the etiology of bull's eye rot on
pears grown in Oregon and Washington; (2) to determine periods of greatest
susceptibility of pear wood to canker formation by the fungal pathogens
Neofabraea alba and N.perennans; (3) to monitor conidial production in cankers;...
This publication gives a concise description of the causes, symptoms, and disease cycle of pear scab. It also describes the OSU-MCAREC three-part model to predict scab risk and help time fungicide sprays. Integrating nonchemical methods and fungicide applications optimized with the OSU-MCAREC model can result in production of high-quality pears...
Gray mold, one of the most serious decay problems for pear fruit in the Pacific Northwest, is estimated to cause about $6 million in losses to the pear industry each year due to fruit rot in storage. These losses can be minimized by recognizing the factors that contribute to disease...
Pesticides—including insecticides, acaricides, fungicides, and bactericides are essential for maintaining healthy crops with reliable yields and
quality. In many instances, pesticides have become less effective as target organisms have developed resistance. The first record of resistance dates to
1897, when orchardists began having problems controlling San Jose scale (Quadraspidiotus perniciosus...
This thesis is a work of literary non-fiction. It
is divided into six sections. The first, "A Sense of
Place," and the last, "Pulling a Geographical," are
collage essays which establish and then reiterate major
themes in the work: movement, work, geography,
climate, people, and education--some curricular, some
A final report on activities related to a professional development activity titled, "Professional development in data curation". The Lundeen Award enabled me to attend the ICPSR workshop "Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use." The objective was to build professional capacity within OSUL&P that would empower us to achieve our...