December 2004

December 21st

Helping sheep producers prepare for a good start to the upcoming lambing season is the focus of the 22nd annual Mid-Willamette Valley Lambing School, scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 8 am - 5 pm.

December 20th

With the help of DNA technology, animal science researchers at Oregon State University have developed, and recently patented, a diagnostic test for detection of Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome (HBS), a deadly disease responsible for killing growing numbers of cows in dairy herds throughout the United States.

December 17th

Oregon State University researchers working with the People’s Republic of China have developed a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tool to identify forage grass species that will help control massive soil erosion in western and northern China.
The Oregon Fryer Commission's eighth annual Youth Pen of Fryers Contest will be held May 21 at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall.

December 15th

OSU Extension forestry faculty are working cooperatively with the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Growers Association to improve the needle-holding capacity of Christmas trees through a tree breeding and needle-drop testing project.

December 14th

"The Miracle at Bridge Creek" is the story of how a coalition of groups and neighbors, often at odds, came together to face the challenges, successes and failures of the Oregon Watershed Improvement Coalition.

December 3rd

OSU Extension's award-winning programs are scheduled to be broadcast on the new Oregon Public Affairs Network (OPAN). The series of eight 30-minute programs covers current public issues from rural community development to urban runoff to watershed restoration.
Mary Arnold, OSU Extension Service 4-H Youth specialist, has been honored as winner of the 2004 Excellence in Evaluation Training Award.

December 1st

Researchers at Oregon State University’s Department of Microbiology and Center for Fish Disease Research have developed a molecular method to detect and measure a salmon and trout parasite (Ceratomyxa shasta) thought partially responsible for controversial salmon die-offs in the Klamath River.