June 2010

June 16th

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 1st

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.