May 2009

May 21st

An Oregon State University professor and three graduate students received awards in April at the Western Society of Weed Science annual meeting in Albuquerque, N.M.

May 15th

In addition to annual start-up grants, ARF has awarded two special grants, each worth $100,000, to support research of native bee pollinators and the development of a bio-based herbicide.
Oregon State University students brought home the top award from the 2009 national conference of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). The national Chapter of the Year Award came with a $1,000 prize.

May 7th

Three universities have launched a nearly $1 million, four-year study that will examine the impact that organic and conventional management practices have on the health of cows at 300 dairy farms in New York, Oregon and Wisconsin. Researchers from Oregon State University, Cornell University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison aim to find correlations between management practices, incidences of diseases and the amount of milk produced. They'll then use the data to develop recommendations for keeping dairy cows healthy while optimizing income and the quality of the milk.