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Oregon State University Professor Kate Lajtha has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Board of Scientific Counselors.


Integrated Pest Management Plans are being done by OSU Extension Service for a range of crops, from onions to hazelnuts.


For a place dedicated to honoring the dead, Rest Lawn Memorial Park has a guiding vision that is surprisingly focused on life.

Cynthia Beal, associate director of the Sustainable Cemetery Studies Lab at Oregon State University, brought...


Shaw said research in recent years has shown teff to be a good low carb hay. Mylen Bohle, a Central Oregon forage agronomist with the Oregon State University Extension Service, agreed that teff is a good low carb hay, but explained it is usually...


“We started this project with a question: Are there novel flavors in barley that carry through malting and brewing and into beer? This is a revolutionary idea in the brewing world. We found that the answer is yes,” Pat Hayes said. “These positive...


Strata, a new hop cultivar, has emerged from the public-private partnership between Indie Hops and Oregon State University. Breeder Shaun Townsend collected the seed that would become Strata in the winter of 2010, when Indie Hops began...


From the “food and beverage issue” of Oregon’s Agricultural Progress magazine, a conversation about soil with CSS faculty members.


Corvallis, Ore. — Agricultural educators are taking advantage of new advances, providing students with an interactive experience through online “Ecampuses” powered by the latest technology.


Jay Noller

Oregon State University has selected Jay Noller as the new department head of crop and soil science in the College of Agricultural Sciences. Noller, a longtime landscape soils professor in the department, starts his new position on Oct. 1. He...


Together Solberg and Worthington formed Indie Hops and rebooted Oregon State University’s hop-breeding program with a $1 million donation. They were determined to do something new and enlisted Shaun...


In a move that highlights the growing influence of organic agriculture in the state, the Oregon non-profit that issues USDA certification will help fund an organic Extension program at Oregon State...


Farmers in Northeast Oregon have discovered three infestations of glyphosate-resistant Russian thistle, also known as tumbleweed, Oregon State University researchers have confirmed.

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The Oregon State University Extension Service has issued a pest alert regarding the presence of true (common) armyworms in Willamette Valley grass seed crops.

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This year, Oregon State University set aside land to study the crop, hoping scientists could begin to answer questions like the best time to plant and which weeds and pests might pose a problem. Months later, those five acres in Benton County sit...


Onion growers in Eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho are dealing with a new plant disease that can damage the inside of onions but they so far don’t know what’s causing it or how to prevent it....


Eastern Oregon wheat fields are already turning shades of amber in the wake of unusually warm weather that kicked off the...


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