December 2002

December 30th

After 15 years of research, scientists at OSU’S Malheur Agricultural Experiment Station have helped onion growers reduce water use, pesticides, fertilizer and runoff, as they tripled their acreage in onions. And, in the process, the onions just got bigger and better.

December 19th

Small-scale independent growers, many from the Portland metropolitan area, have helped make Oregon the nation's leading producer of Christmas trees, harvesting 8.3 million trees this year.