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Educational, Extension and University Web Sites

Below are links to educational web sites, featuring university and Extension Service sites.

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Cornell University's Biological Control Site

Top site on using biological control measures in nurseries and greenhouses. Lots of resource links, information, etc.

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Michigan State University's Ornamental Plants Plus

A searchable database containing information about trees, shrubs, vines ground covers, perennials, annuals, house plants, insects, diseases, cultural information and other topics.

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North Carolina Horticulture Department

North Carolina has done a nice job with this site, which includes information for the professional grower and Extension material for consumers.

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Ohio State University's Horticulture & Crop Science in Virtual Perspective

The resources section of this major Extension site is super!

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Oregon Department of Agriculture

On this site, you will find links to all the services ODA provides, information on state regulations and licensing, news and information regarding ODA and the industry, and links to each ODA division.

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The Oregon Garden

The Oregon Garden is a botanically challenging, world-class facility which showcases the wealth and diversity of plant material in a visually compelling manner. It is a landscaped approach to plant display, resulting in a garden that is a skillfully arranged environmental laboratory for education, research and public enjoyment.

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Oregon State University's EXTOXNET - The EXtension TOXicology NETwork

Oregon State University's own Extension Toxicology Network (EXTOXNET) is a massive database that details information about hundreds of pesticides.

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Oregon State University's Landscape Plants

This site contains images and information on over 570 landscape plants (mostly woody) listed in alphabetical order by genus, from Abelia to Zelkova. Because of the large number of plant entries, the site is divided into three sub-sites or "volumes."

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Oregon State University's WaterWise Gardening Planning & Design

WaterWise Gardening: Planning & Design covers the steps necessary to create a water-efficient garden: planning and design, plant selection, soil improvement, using mulch and turf, irrigation and maintenance. This self-paced online course is approximately five to six hours long.

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OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center

Serving the horticulture industry of the Willamette Valley, the North Willamette Center is part of Oregon State University's Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service. The Center provides an opportunity for research and extension faculty to expand knowledge and disseminate information to producers, processors, and users of horticultural commodities.

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Ornamentals Northwest

The Ornamentals Northwest Web site is a cooperative effort to provide nursery and greenhouse crop producers with the latest information when they need it. Although this web site is hosted by Oregon State Univeristy, it is created by the Cooperative Extension Services of Oregon State University, Washington State University, and the University of Idaho, The British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries, and the USDA Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory.

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Pacific Northwest Nursery IPM

This website has been established to provide educational materials and links for the identification and management of pests in commercial nursery production in the Pacific Northwest. The PNW Nursery IPM Website is designed to be dynamic, allowing growers and pest management professionals to give and receive information regarding pest activities in nurseries in the Pacific Northwest. For more information on how this works, click on theIntrosection of the website. The email Alert system is on-line.

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Oregon State University's Northwest Berry & Grape Information Net

Housed at Oregon State University's North Willamette Research & Extension Center, this good site offers lots of information on small fruits and berries for growers.

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Penn State Trial Gardens

This is a tremendous site for growers of bedding plants and perennials to compare the garden or landscape performance of annuals/perennials in the university's All-America Selections garden. Photos, charts and graphs compare growth and performance data.

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Perry's Perennials Pages (University of Vermont)

Lots of information for the grower on perennials, including photos, descriptions.

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Purdue Nursery and Landscape Thesaurus (PLANT)

A collection of information for professional landscape contractors/managers and commercial nursery growers assembled from information available on over 4000 sites on the Internet.

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University of Connecticut Plant Database

Search for plants by Latin or common name or take a virtual walk through one of five campuses.

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University of Nebraska's Pesticide Education Resources

Looking for pesticide-related information? This site has excellent resources for such things as reporting and tracking software, chemical updates, legislation/regulations, more.

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University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture

The Center manages the 10-acre Union Bay Gardens, the 65-acre Union Bay Natural Area, the 200-acre Washington Park Arboretum, the Miller Horticultural Library, the Hyde Horticultural Herbarium, and the Douglas Research Conservatory, plus research laboratories, teaching classrooms, and conference facilities.

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Weed Management in Nursery Crops

Dr. James Altland's Web site features articles, a weed identification guide and research briefs. Those interested can sign up for the Nursery Weeds e-mail list.

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