March 2004

March 23rd

Suburban neighborhoods are encroaching into rural lands at the same time that herbicide-tolerant crops are becoming more common in agricultural fields. That means there is increasing chance that problems can occur if herbicides drift off course.

March 9th

The new chairperson and head of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University is OSU professor Dan Arp. His major research interests include genomics of environmentally relevant microorganisms and the biochemistry, physiology and molecular biology of ammonia oxidation (nitrification) and butane utilization by bacteria.