June 2010

June 15th

A destructive insect named azalea bark scale have been found this spring on azaleas, rhododendrons and pieris japonica in Corvallis and Eugene.
A professor at the University of Florida has been selected to lead the Oregon Wine Research Institute at Oregon State University. As the institute’s first director, Neil F. Shay’s job will be to build partnerships between OSU and Oregon’s wine industry that result in top-quality wines.

June 10th

A limited number of places are open for the Oregon State University Master Gardener online course (Option One) that runs 12 weeks—Aug. 30 to Dec. 5. Registration for Option Two will open in October 2010 for the course that begins in January 2011.

June 3rd

Only one kind of tick in Oregon and most of the western United States carries Lyme disease, but distinguishing it from the other three species that prey on humans can be difficult. The OSU Insect Identification Service can help identify what kind of tick has been removed from humans or pets but cannot identify if it carries the Lyme disease bacterium.