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OSU Master Gardener state conference open to all

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Jun 14, 2018
Speakers will cover everything from climate change to making a birdhouse.

By Kym Pokorny

New Oregon Bee Project plans activities for National Pollinator Week

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Jun 12, 2018
The Oregon Bee Project works to educate the public about bees and their conservation.


 

By Kym Pokorny

Paying communities for forest management activities supports social relationships

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Jun 11, 2018
New research shows that paying communities in Mexico to conserve and manage their jointly-owned property doesn’t just benefit the environment—it strengthens social relationships and a sense of community within those areas as well.

By Chris Branam

This “whey” to make vodka could add value to creameries, lessen environmental impact

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Jun 11, 2018
Researchers say artisan creameries can add value and lessen harmful environmental impacts by converting whey into vodka.

Get a leg up by learning which vegetable varieties do best

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Jun 8, 2018
OSU Extension Service releases a new publication on the best vegetables to grow in western Oregon gardens.

By Kym Pokorny

Honeybees prioritize well-fed larvae for emergency queen-rearing, study finds

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Jun 7, 2018
New research shows that honeybees prioritize the nutritional status of larvae when selecting for a new emergency queen.

By Chris Branam

Human encouragement might influence how dogs solve problems

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Jun 6, 2018
Human encouragement might influence how dogs solve problems, according to a new Oregon State University study.

By Chris Branam

Desert bighorn sheep are crossing Interstate 40 in California

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Jun 5, 2018
Desert bighorn sheep are able to climb steep, rocky terrain with speed and agility. New research shows that they can cross a four-lane highway.

By Chris Branam

25 plants for attracting native bees to the garden

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Jun 1, 2018
About 500 -- perhaps more -- native bees make Oregon their home. Gardens are important habitat for these important pollinators.

By Kym Pokorny

Drought-tolerant Ceanothus makes a beautiful addition to the garden

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May 25, 2018
With it's blue flowers, Ceanothus fills a gap in the garden.

By Kym Pokorny