March 2006

March 20th

Oregon State University Extension Service poultry science specialist Jim Hermes suggests people with backyard flocks should consider the precautionary steps they could take if a virulent strain of avian influenza, or bird flu, is detected in Oregon, although there is no need to take precautions yet.

March 10th

Finding up-to-date information about local food resources will be a lot easier with the introduction of Food for Oregon, an online database just launched by the Oregon State University Extension Service in cooperation with Oregon Food Bank.

March 7th

Surveying flooded grass fields through several winters, scientists from Oregon State University have identified 10 fish species, including redside shiners, sticklebacks, speckled dace, and an occasional trout or Chinook salmon.