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Agricultural Honors scholarships totaling $206,000 have been awarded to Oregon State University students in the College of Agricultural Sciences.
Although fears of deadly ‘bird flu’ have caused an explosion of concern globally and in the United States, the disease does not appear to present an imminent threat to Oregon consumers or Oregon’s poultry industry, according to an Oregon State University Extension poultry expert.
Kevin France, from Vernon, British Columbia received the 2005 Savery Outstanding Master’s Student Award in Oregon State University’s Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management. The 2005 award recognized him as an outstanding master’s student whose research benefits Oregon's agriculture and natural resources.
Oregon State University Press has just published a new book, "Ever Blooming: The Art of Bonnie Hall." This 104-page hardcover book offers a vivid glimpse into Oregon’s native plants, through the eyes of a gifted and inspired artist. The book contains a series of stunningly beautiful and scientifically accurate color silk screen prints of Oregon’s native wildflowers, ferns and rare butterflies. With each biological portrait is information about the distribution, life history, indigenous use, taxonomic discoveries and conservation issues.
H. Joe Myers, retired state leader of the Oregon 4-H Youth Development program and Oregon State University professor emeritus, has been inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame.
Bill Boggess, an economist whose specialty is understanding interactions between agriculture and the environment, will help to administer the largest college at OSU as an associate dean of OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Jim Peterson, holder of OSU’s Kronstad Wheat Research Endowed Chair, has overseen the development of several new wheat varieties adapted to Oregon, including the widely grown variety Tubbs, the herbicide resistant varieties ORCF-101 and ORCF-102, and the new supersoft white winter wheat, ORSS-1757, that is Oregon’s first identity-preserved wheat variety.
In remote and pristine areas of North America, researchers from Oregon State University are finding some of the world’s most toxic chemicals, possibly from sources as far away as Europe and Asia.