Crop Science & Production

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Soil Science

We strive to understand the structure and function of the earth's surface. Our broad discipline includes soil biology, chemistry, physics, fertility, and pedology.
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Damage from winter cutworm is a growing concern. In 2015, large numbers of larvae were observed around homes, within golf courses, and in field crops located in Oregon and Washington.
Larry Lutcher, soil scientist with OSU Extension Service in Morrow County, said the disease is thus far limited to just one field. It has not yet been found in any dryland wheat. Stripe rust tends...
Sandy Macnab, a recently retired OSU Extension Agent, spends his daily life 'telling agriculture's story"
Insects lurking under leaves, climbing up stems and settling into the soil of houseplants frustrate indoor gardeners to no end. But there are answers, according to entomologist Amy Dreves.
The winter cutworm is a new pest that was first detected in Oregon in 2001.


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