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Oregon State University Extension's agricultural program provides people with agriculture related needs and interests, education, training, and technical assistance.
Major program emphasis is on food and fiber production, farm business management, marketing and processing of agricultural products, and resource use and conservation.
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- Crook County Rural Living Handbook (PDF)
For people moving to or currently living in Crook County; whether you have 1 or 100 acres, learn what resources are available in your area.
- Agri-Facts (Link)
These documents highlight seasonal trends in Oregon agriculture.
- Ag Safety Video's/Saif Corporation (Link)
SAIF Corporation is Oregon's not-for-profit, state-chartered workers' compensation insurance company.
- Ag Statistics/Central Oregon (Link)
Vegetable Seed, Grass Seed, Oil Crops and Other Crops.
- Calculating Fair Pasture Rental Rates (PDF)
- Calibrating Backpack Sprayers (Video) (http://media.oregonstate.edu)
Backpack sprayers are relatively easy to use--and to misuse. This video shows basic sprayer components and how to use them appropriately. It also outlines how to calibrate the sprayer, calculate application rates, and mix pesticides.
- Enterprise Budgets (Link)
This site is intended to be a resource for the dissemination of Enterprise Budget Sheets and additional agriculture-related materials.
- Forage Information System (FIS) (Link)
The Forage Information System (FIS) is a global forage information resource hosted at Oregon State University. FIS contains approximately 5,000 pages of forage information.
- GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) Literacy: Facts and Issues (PDF)
- Grass Seed Research in Central Oregon (Link)
Kentucky bluegrass (Link) and Rough bluegrass (Link) are the two major grasses grown for seed in Central Oregon. The Central Oregon Ag Research Center (COARC), main focus has been on pest management, crop nutrition, evaluation of plant growth regulators, and non-thermal residue management.
- Growing Degree Days/Weekly (Link)
Growing Degree Days are the number of days that the average temperature is above the base temperature of 50 degrees.
- Integrated Plant Protection Center (Link) (www.ipmnet.org)
Pesticide Safety and Integrated Plant Management (IPM) Program. Everything from farm safety, pesticide licenses to bed bugs!
- Irrigation Districts Crop Report Summaries
North Unit Irrigation District
Ochoco Irrigation District
- Metal Master Rangeland Seed Drill (Crook County)
The rangeland drill is one of the simplest, most robust, and most reliable range seeders on the market. The principle of scuffing the ground, creating a shallow furrow, dropping seed, and lightly dragging dirt over the seed in the furrow is relatively crude, but effective.
Rangeland Drill rents for $5.00 per acre; 14' foot wide. For more information call (541) 447-6228 or contact Tim Deboodt at email@example.com.
Rangeland Drills: Can Seed Placement Be Improved? (USDA Link)
- Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Program (PDF)
- Oregon Agricultural Information Network (OAIN) (Link)
This site was developed to assist with research and extension related to Oregon agriculture. For an overview of Oregon agriculture, view the Armchair Tour of Oregon Agriculture (Link) courtesy of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
- Oregon's Agricultural Progess Magazine (Link)
The Research Magazine for the Oregon State University University Agricultural Experiment Station. Topics include: Economics, Ecosystems, Food Systems, Health, Innovations, People, and Water.
- Oregon Agripedia - 2013 Edition (Link)
- Oregon Association of Nurseries (Link)
- Oregon Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (PDF)
Is there a stream or pond on your property in need of riparian restoration?
- Oregon Climate Service (Link)
- PNW Insect Management Handbook (Link)
This handbook is intended as a tool for making decisions regarding the control and management of important insect pests in the Pacific Northwest.
PNW Plant Disease Management Handbook (Link)
This handbook is intended as a ready reference guide to the control and management tactics for the more important plant diseases in the Pacific Northwest.
PNW Weed Management Handbook (Link)
This handbook is designed as a quick and ready reference for weed control practices and herbicides used in various cropping systems or sites in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
- Table of Online IPM Weather Data (Link)
Oregon USA Weather Data, Plant Disease Risk and Degree-Day Models
- USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service/Oregon (NASS) (Link)
NASS provides the most up-to-date statistics for the U.S., as well as all states and counties, including all revisions.
- Water Terminology (PDF)
- Websites of Interest (PDF)
- Various Labs and Services -
Insect Identification (Link)
Laboratories Serving Oregon: Soil, Water, Plant Tissue, and Feed Analysis (PDF)
(Agri Check, Inc. has changed their name to Ag Source Laboratories, firstname.lastname@example.org)
National Forage Testing Association (Link)
Nematode Testing Service (Link)
NRCS Soil Survey Data (Link)
Plant Clinic - Corvallis (Link)
Plant Clinic - Hermiston (Link)
Soil Physical Characterization Laboratory (Link)