May 2010

May 31st

Oregon State University has created seven short videos to teach gardeners how to detect and manage a fruit-damaging fly that might be in their yards. In the videos, OSU Extension Service entomologist Amy Dreves demonstrates how to look for the spotted wing drosophila fly. The videos are divided into seven topics that explain how to: identify the fly, cover plants with netting, clean up fallen fruit, set multiple traps, and make, place and check traps.

May 7th

Drip irrigation has shown in OSU research to cut irrigation needs in half and saves water in home gardens as well. Here are the basics from an OSU Extension drip irrigation expert with links to more information.