Publications & Resources


OSU Publications: The OSU Extension Service produces educational materials that are free to the public or can be purchased at your local Extension office.

Grow Smart, Grow Safe: A consumer guide to lawn and garden products.

PNW Handbooks: Plant Disease; Insects; Weeds

Garden Smart Oregon: A guide to non-invasive plants.

Benton County agents and the volunteers collaborate with the Gazette Times to publish EXPRESS", a bi-monthly Extension newspaper. (To sign up to receive the printed EXPRESS publication, please call 541-766-6750).

Oregon State University Extension Services have developed a new website to direct gardener to chapters in the Growing Your Own publication. This is a great source of information that serves as a practical guide to gardening in Oregon.

More Gardening Resources

Online Learning Module: Vegetable Gardening in Oregon - fun and interactive!

Monthly Gardening Tips: Gardening tips for each month of the year.

Recommended Vegetable Varieties: OSU-recommended vegetables provide best yields in local gardens.

Gardening Encyclopedia: links to a broad spectrum of information on Oregon gardening, such as news, calendars, how-to publications, audio programs, and the Master Gardener program.

Northwest Garden News is a garden publication focused on Pacific Northwest Gardening.

Northwest Grape & Berry Information Net: An information and communications resource for berry and grape production practices, research, and marketing.

HGIC Landscape Problem Solver: The University of Maryland, Home and Garden Information Center's Plant Diagnostic Web Site

National Pesticide Information Center: NPIC provides objective, science-based information about pesticides 

Invasive Weed Resource for PNW: Nonnative Invasive Plants of Pacific Coast Forests

Audubon Society Corvallis Chapter: Helps support local birds, other wildlife and their habitats in the Willamette Valley and beyond.

Community Gardens: Local residents have the opportunity to rent garden space for the summer. Coordinated by First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op.

Farmers' Markets: A listing of local farmers' markets, events offered at each market and a "pick of the month" fruit or vegetable.

Home Orchard Society: A nonprofit educational organization dedicated to assisting both novice and expert growers, and to promoting the science, culture, and pleasure of growing tree fruit.

Landscape Plant Identification: Contains images and information for over 900 landscape plants (mostly woody) listed in alphabetical order by genus from Abelia to Zalkovia. Also has a common name list and native plant list.

Month by Month Pest Alert: Plant problems caused by insects and other arthropods, diseases and non-pathogenic conditions from samples brought to the Oregon State University Plant Pathology Clinic each month.

Native Plant Society of Oregon: dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation and study of Oregon's native plants and habitats.

Nursery Integrated Pest Management: Provides educational materials and links for the identification and management of pests in commercial nursery production in the Pacific Northwest. Click on the treasure chest.

Oregon Association of Nurserymen: The outline version of the Oregon Association of Nurseries Directory & Buyers Guide publication which offers a searchable database for locating plants, growers, services and related products.

Oregon Federation of Garden Clubs: A listing of member garden clubs, contacts and events.

Oregon State Beekeepers Association: Information about bees and beekeeping. Includes events offered by a diverse bunch of individuals who share a fascination for the honeybee and its workings.

Oregon Tilth: A nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture. Oregon Tilth offers education events throughout the state of Oregon, and provides organic certification services to organic growers, processors, and handlers internationally.

Urban Entomology: A collection of bulletins, fact sheets and images of urban pests, their biology and, where appropriate, control. Emphasis is always on the least toxic approach to control.

Kids Gardening 

Home Gardener Soil Test Info


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