OSU Research Helps Prevent Fire Blight

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon State University have helped find a way to fight a disease that kills apple and pear trees. The disease is called fire blight, and scientists say it can spread quickly when flowers are in bloom. OSU researchers say spraying a yeast-based product will help prevent fire blight. That or … Continue reading »

Pear Gene Bank Hosts Field Day

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis has over 2,000 pear trees from over 56 countries, and the public can see them on Thursday. The United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA) has 30 gene banks nationwide, collecting living fruit and nut varieties. One gene bank is in Corvallis, where thousands of different … Continue reading »