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OSU Extension Service and agricultural research news

January 7, 2013

Bumblebee
Oregon State University aims to see if creating more foraging habitat for bumblebees will increase the pollination and yield of blueberries bushes, which mostly depend on bees to turn their blossoms into berries.

January 3, 2013

Cow
Cows that eat bark, berries or branches from western juniper trees late in pregnancy are more likely to abort their calves or give birth early, Oregon State University researchers have discovered.

December 28, 2012

Stuart Reitz. (Photo by Bobbi Howell)
An entomologist formerly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture aims to help growers in Malheur County control key pests while reducing their use of pesticides in his new job with Oregon State University.

December 13, 2012

Rice - (Photo by Yamanaka Tamaki.)
Oregon State University aims to create rice with higher levels of vitamin B1 to make it more nutritious and at the same time, resistant to two crop-damaging diseases.

December 11, 2012

potatoes
Oregon State University once again has a plant breeder leading its potato development efforts after filling a position that was vacant for nearly two years.

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