COARC has a long tradition of research on mint. The major areas of focus has been on control of Verticillium Wilt, insect pests and weed control. Research has also been conducted on irrigation management and plant nutrition.
Mint was historically grown for oil used in candy, chewing gum and tooth paste. In recent years mint acreage has steadily declined, with most of the current production going into tea leaves rather than oil. A majority of the peppermint used for tea goes to the European market, with the remainder used domestically. In addition to peppermint there is a small amount of spearmint produced in central Oregon.
Weed Management in Mint, EM 8774 Request a free copy by contacting COARC