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Researchers at Oregon State University's Global Hemp Innovation Center are working with other experts to expand the knowledge base of hemp.

A short spell of unseasonable rain in early July isn’t expected to diminish yields for Oregon seed farmers during this summer’s harvest — unless it persists.

The Global Hemp Innovation Center was unveiled this week by Oregon State University and will be the largest such research hub in the U.S.

A new project launched by Oregon State University (OSU) aims to help spread oliviculture throughout California’s northern neighbor.

OSU recently rolled out guidelines on industrial hemp. Now tools are available to help you engage with the public. 

“Hemp will get there with scientific information, especially if industry supports that,” said Jay Noller, who heads OSU’s Department of Crop and Soil Science in Corvallis and leads the university’s hemp research.

Lauren Gwin, associate director for the OSU Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, said small farms are a not only a key part of the state’s agricultural economy, but also environmental sustainability. 

As he watches the hemp business take off, Jay Noller, head of the Oregon State University Crop and Soil Science Department, is reminded of the evolution of the modern sugar cane industry, but at high speed.

 Jay Noller is stepping down as head of Oregon State University’s Crop and Soil Science Department to concentrate on hemp. 

Meeting mid-valley grass seed farmers and developing an understanding of 
living in a state with more than 250 different crops has been a priority 
since May for OSU Extension Service seed specialist Will Jessie.

The answer is yes, according to Jay Noller, a professor of soil science at Oregon State University, who has spent time in Cyprus but is not involved with the fig tree incident.


In a sweeping discourse, weed scientist Carol Mallory-Smith reflected on her career and addressed what growers might expect in the future.


Paintings by two Oregon State University leaders, Lee Ann Garrison and Jay Noller, are featured in the new exhibit “Littoral Patterns,” on view Sept. 4 through Oct. 4, at OSU's Fairbanks Gallery.

Currently if you want to try a beer featuring the new Oregon State University-developed Strata hop, your best bet is a can of Worthy Brewing’s Strata India Pale Ale.

Betsy Verhoeven said her immediate plans are to connect with growers in the mid-Willamette Valley, listen to their concerns and “get the word out that there is someone here.”

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.

Shaw said research in recent years has shown teff to be a good low carb hay.

“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.

Strata, a new hop cultivar, has emerged from the public-private partnership between Indie Hops and Oregon State University.

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.

Oregon State University’s hop-breeding program was graciously awarded a $1 million donation. With this, PhD Shaun Townsend has bred a new, flourishing hop called X-331.

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 OSU.

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

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

This year, OSU set aside land to study the crop, hoping scientists could begin to answer questions concerning the crop. Months later, those five acres in Benton County sit empty.

Three years ago, Oregon State University weed scientist Carol Mallory-Smith worked on the first such incident, when a different variety, MON 71800, was found in an Eastern Oregon field.

Onion growers dealing with a new plant disease that can damage the inside of onions but don’t know what’s causing it or how to prevent it. OSU researchers are looking for the answer.

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

Read the latest news from the Department of Crop and Soil Science.