April 2005

April 28th

Five Oregon State University Extension Service faculty members have been recognized for outstanding career accomplishments in their service to the Oregon 4-H Youth program.
Phil Hamm has been appointed the new superintendent of Oregon State University’s Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, succeeding long-time center superintendent Gary Reed.

April 22nd

A new hazelnut variety, ‘Santiam’, just released by the Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station, offers Oregon hazelnut growers an effective tool in their fight against the destructive plant disease eastern filbert blight (EFB), which has infected many of the state’s hazelnut orchards.

April 13th

In the weeks following the Asian tsunami, the officials of both Greek- and Turkish-controlled Cyprus put aside their political differences. They invited Jay Noller, an OSU soil scientist, to help Cypriots assess the risk of tsunamis to their shared island and to introduce Oregon’s tsunami hazard model.

April 8th

The Clackamas County office of the OSU Extension Service Oregon Family Nutrition Program (OFNP) educates low-income families how to create healthier meals on a limited food budget. It targets school-age children, serving schools that meet the criteria of 50 percent of the population taking part in the Free and Reduced Lunch program. “Five to Nine a Day, the Color Way” is their motto. The program works hard to get the school kids to bring home the message that a balanced diet should include at least five to nine portions of fruits and vegetables each day.

April 1st

A snapshot of Oregon’s 2004 agricultural performance in crop and livestock production and value of commodity sales is now available in the online publication “2004 Oregon County and State Agricultural Estimates” Special Report 790-04, prepared by the Oregon State University Extension Service.