Phone 541-386-3343 ext 255
Steve is an Associate professor in the OSU Department Horticulture. As Extension Horticulturist for Hood River County, Steve’s goal is to provide Hood River area growers with the tools they need to maintain an industry that is both economically and environmentally sustainable. Steve’s main focus is supporting the Hood River area tree fruit industry with relevant educational programs through implementation projects, workshops, field days, informational meetings, and newsletters. Steve’s Program areas include:
- IPM for pears
- Safe and effective use of pesticides
- Horticultural practices for competitive orchard systems
Steve conducts additional programs to support the producers of winegrapes, blueberries, and other minor crops, as well as providing support for the increasing number of small-acreage land owners.
Castagnoli, S., L. Long, P. Shearer, J. Pscheidt, J. Olsen and E. Peachey. 2010. Pest Management Guide for Tree Fruits in the Mid-Columbia Area. EM 8203. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service. http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/pdf/em/em8203-e.pdf.
Pscheidt, J., N. Bell, J. Olsen, and S. Castagnoli. 2010. Managing diseases and insects in home orchards. EC 631. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/18027/ec631.pdf.
Spotts, R. A., and S. Castagnoli. Predicting and Managing Gray Mold Rot of Pear in Oregon. 2010. EM 9001-E. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/13776/em9001.pdf.
Spotts, R. A., and S. Castagnoli. 2010. Pear Scab in Oregon -- Symptoms, disease cycle and management. EM 9003-E. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/15728/em9003.pdf.
Serdani, M., Curtis, M., Castagnoli, S., and Putnam, M. L. 2010. First report of twig canker of blueberry caused by Sporocadus lichenicola (Corda) in Oregon. Online. Plant Health Progress doi:10.1094/PHP-2010-0315-02-BR.
Walton, V., A. Dreves, P. Skinkis, C. Kaiser, M. Buchanan, R. Hilton, B. Martin, S. Castagnoli, and S. Renquist. 2009. Grapevine Leafroll Virus and Mealybug Prevention and Management in Oregon Vineyards. EM 8990. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service: http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/bitstream/1957/13067/1/em8990.pdf.
Walton, V., P. Skinkis, A. Dreves, C. Kaiser, S. Renquist, S. Castagnoli, and R. Hilton. 2009. Grapevine Growth Distortions a Guide to Identifying Symptoms. EM 8975-E. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/pdf/em/em8975-e.pdf.
Castagnoli, S. 2008. Evaluation of pea pear pollinizers for Pyrus communis. Acta Hort. 800:179-181.
Elkins, R. B., J. Turner, S. Castagnoli, C. Seavert, E. Mitchum, W. Biasi, A. Colonna, and R. Bell. 2008. Evaluation of alternative European pear cultivars for U.S. west coast growers. Acta Hort. 800:483-489.
Seavert, C., J. Freeborn, and S. Castagnoli. 2007. EM 8822-E. Orchard Economics: Establishing and Producing Medium-Density Pears in Hood River County. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service: http://arec.oregonstate.edu/oaeb/files/pdf/EM8822-E.pdf.
Seavert, C., J. Freeborn, and S. Castagnoli. 2007. EM 8878-E. Vineyard Economics: Establishing and Producing Wine Grapes in Hood River County. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Extension Service: http://arec.oregonstate.edu/oaeb/files/pdf/EM8878-E.pdf.
Castagnoli, S. P. 2006. Internet-based decision tools for orchard pest management – adoption in the Hood River Valley of Oregon. HortTechnology. 16:133-138.
Castagnoli, S. P. and M. C. Vasconcelos. 2006. Field performance of 20 ‘Pinot noir’ clones in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. HortTechnology. 16:153-161.