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OSU Extension Service and agricultural research news

December 22, 2011

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A new study headed by OSU will sequence 1,000 fungal genomes, creating new understanding of their role in carbon cycling, food science, environmental clean up, human health and more.

December 8, 2011

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Since its launch in late March, Ask an Expert has answered more than 2,600 questions about everything from how to sanitize birdhouses to how to make compost with manure.

December 6, 2011

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Christmas tree farms that meet standards for protecting land, water, wildlife and the people who work on the farm are now certified through a program for Socially and Environmentally Responsible Farms (SERF).

November 29, 2011

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A new study by economists at Oregon State University questions the cost-effectiveness of biofuels and says they would barely reduce fossil fuel use and would likely increase greenhouse gas emissions.

November 18, 2011

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Girls in grades 6-8 and their parents may register until Feb.10, 2012 to attend a free OSU workshop on careers in science and engineering.

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July 21, 2017

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