We create flyers each month to share information with you about the cool things we do at the HCRU!

Our most recent flyers are at the top and the previous flyers follow chronologically downward. Click on the title you’re interested in to learn more!

3 – Meet Dr. Devin Rippner

This flyer introduces one of our newest community members, Devin Rippner! Devin will be joining our USDA-ARS community in Prosser, WA as our new research viticulture soil scientist. We are excited to have Devin on our team! USDA Innovations 2021-3

1 – “Droning” on about Nursery Nutrient Research

This is our end-of-January USDA Innovations flyer. We’re starting off this year with a very interesting topic (per usual with our flyers 😉 ), the use of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS, aka drones!!) for monitoring crop health. USDA Innovations 2021-1

16 – UV-C versus Powdery Mildew

This flyer will teach you a little bit about the use of Ultraviolet spectrum C radiation (UV-C) and chemical management to test their control of powdery mildew (if you don’t already know it)! USDA Innovations 2020-16

12 – Gina Flores, Our New Program Support Assistant

As many of you might know, Gina Flores has been working remotely for our unit since May 10, 2020. She officially started working for us in-office (& then continued remotely) the second week of June. So we figured it was finally about time that we make a flyer to introduce her! USDA Innovations 2020-12

11 – Grey Garden Slugs

For this flyer we would like to share with you the agricultural problem of grey garden slugs. Research was performed by Research Entomologist Dr. Man-yeon Choi, his lead lab technician Kelly Donahue, and with the help of their team! USDA Innovations 2020-11

9 – Michael Hardigan, Our New Post-Doc

This flyer is introducing our new post-doc, Michael Hardigan. Michael will work in the berry breeding program. Michael and I put this together to let Michael introduce himself to all of us! USDA Innovations 2020-9

8 – Fungal Communities among Rhododendrons

This flyer touches on research conducted by one of our recent graduates about different fungal communities among rhododendrons! I hope you enjoy this fun overview! Zach Foster conducted research on this topic and presented it! USDA Innovations 2020-8

4 – Celestial Blackberries: ‘Eclipse’

This flyer is the first of a “mini-series” we’re doing that focuses on something a little new and fun, celestial blackberries! Specifically on our ‘eclipse’ blackberry! These are new innovations with the USDA and we’re so happy to share our product with you! USDA Innovations 2020-4

3 – Azalea Lace Bug

Here is a quick-read flyer for you about some research one of our graduate students (who recently graduated with their Master’s!), Katerina Velasco-Graham, has been conducting. It focuses on a well-known pest, Azalea Lace Bug. USDA Innovations 2020-3

2 – Boxwood Blight

This flyer is about some research one of our graduate students, Gabriel Sacher, has been performing. It focuses on boxwood blight in the Willamette Valley. USDA Innovations 2020-2

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