Growing meadowfoam in the Willamette Valley
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Published by Oregon State University Extension Service in Corvallis, Or .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Limnanthes -- Oregon -- Willamette River Valley.

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Edition Notes

StatementGary D. Jolliff ... [et al.].
SeriesExtension circular / Oregon State University Extension Service -- 1080., Extension circular (Oregon State University. Extension Service) -- 1080.
ContributionsJolliff, Gary D., Oregon State University. Extension Service.
The Physical Object
Pagination[4] p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16099957M

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Growing meadowfoam in the Willamette Valley Public Deposited. Analytics × Add Cited by: 4. Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba Benth.) is a low growing herbaceous winter annual that is adapted to poorly drained soils. Limnanthes means marshflower and the common name "Meadowfoam" arose due to the appearance, at full bloom, of its solid canopy of creamy white flowers. A closely related species to Limnanthes floccosa, Limnanthes alba(white meadowfoam), is currently cultivated as a crop plant in the Willamette Valley. Meadowfoam is well adapted to the relatively mild winters and warm dry winters of the Pacific Northwest and is known to grow well in many types of soil including poorly drained areas. Currently, meadowfoam is produced on about ha in the Willamette valley of Oregon (Ehrensing et al. ) by Oregon Meadowfoam Growers Association (OMGA).

Growers prize it for its value as a rotational crop that grows well in the Willamette Valley’s endemic wet, clay soils. Meadowfoam is typically planted in October, after the grass seed harvest. Its. Meadowfoam is one of few winter annuals that fit nicely into a grass seed rotation. Also, meadowfoam has been anecdotally shown to “clean up” fields, and there is interest in investigating fungicidal, nematicidal, and herbicidal properties that would benefit Willamette Valley farmers growing high value seed crops.   Willamette Winter Gardening Chart Janu / Andrew Still / 2 Comments I know it is mid winter and winter gardens get planted in August at the latest, but we have been looking at an acre of winter vegetables and have been inspired to complete a long needed update of this document. Abstract. Published March Facts and recommendations in this publication may no longer be valid. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension.

Abstract. Revised April Facts and recommendations in this publication may no longer be valid. Please look for up-to-date information in the OSU Extension. Meadowfoam (Limnanthes alba Benth.) is a low, almost succulent-like plant native to Oregon and California that naturally grows in vernal pools. If you’ve ever driven through the Willamette Valley in June, you’ve probably noticed blindingly white fields of meadowfoam in bloom. Salomon's Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades. This year 'round planting calendar was developed for Oregon Tilth's demonstration site in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. For any questions regarding this calendar and for general Northwest garden planning resources, please contact us at [email protected], or visit our.   Because Oregon has abundant annual rainfall, irrigation is not required, making the Willamette Valley the ideal environment to grow healthy meadowfoam. Over the last 35 years, these few Oregon farmers were joined by over 45 other farmers to create OMG, A Cooperative. OMG provides their unique natural oil to a global cosmetic industry.