December 2004

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.

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 3rd

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.