March 2007

March 30th

Oregon State University insect ecologist and professor Jeffrey C. Miller is the primary author of new, large-format book just published by Harvard University Press, called "100 Butterflies and Moths: Portraits from the Tropical Forests of Costa Rica," by Jeffrey C. Miller, Daniel H. Janzen and Winifred Hallwachs. With more than 100 large-format photographs of butterflies and moths, the new book documents the dizzying variety of shapes, vivid colors and cryptic markings among these species.

March 28th

Oregon State University's 25th annual Art About Agriculture touring exhibition of fine art, is on display in Corvallis at OSU's Memorial Union Concourse Gallery in Corvallis, through May 16, 2007. The exhibit will travel to Tillamook late May through late June, to Vancouver, WA in July and August, to Silverton in Sept. 14-30 and to Coos Bay in Oct. 10 to Dec. 1. "By Land and By Sea," was the theme of this year's call for entries for the juried art exhibit, sponsored in partnership with the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and the E. R. Jackman Board of Directors and the OSU Foundation.

March 22nd

Oregon State University’s John Williams was recently awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for Land Stewardship by the Society for Range Management. Williams, an associate professor in the Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management and a faculty member at the OSU Wallowa County Extension office in Enterprise, OR, is known throughout the west as a leader in rangeland management, weed control, water quality and team building. Internationally, he is recognized for his ability to bring individuals and groups with varying viewpoints together to work toward logical, rational solutions to large challenges.

March 16th

In a new study published this week, William Jaeger, an Oregon State University economist, examined three methods that governments might use to evaluate Measure 37 claims. Measure 37 enables landowners to seek compensation if their property values are reduced by land-use regulations.
Copper deposited on roads by the wearing of brake pads is transported in runoff to streams and rivers that provide rearing habitat for threatened and endangered salmon populations throughout California and the Pacific Northwest. Levels of copper as low as 2 parts per billion have a direct impact on the sensory systems of juvenile coho salmon and can lead to increased predation.

March 2nd

Contestants will be given 15 Cornish cross chicks on April 21 to grow into broilers for seven weeks. They will bring the best three from their flock to the Polk County Fairgrounds for judging as a "pen of fryers.”

March 1st

More than 180 Polypay and Suffolk ewes are expected to give birth to several hundred lambs in the OSU Sheep Center barn, located at 7565 N.W. Oak Creek Dr. in Corvallis, said Thomas Nichols, sheep center manager.