July 2009

July 8th

The public is invited to tour an agricultural gene bank and research farm on the outskirts of Corvallis on July 18. The annual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oregon State University's Lewis-Brown Horticulture Research Farm and the adjacent U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Clonal Germplasm Repository. Visitors will be able to sample many of the 600 different blueberry cultivars at the site; tour cherry research plots; learn about new fruit and vegetable varieties soon to be released; and see irrigation research that helps reduce water use while increasing yields of blueberries and other fruits.