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Tips for keeping rats out of home and garden

Aug 16, 2019
When neighbors work together to discourage rats, the results are better than going it alone.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large economic benefits

Aug 14, 2019
A new study provides evidence that increasing the abundance of a threatened or endangered species can deliver large benefits to the citizens of the Pacific Northwest.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Know garden pests before deciding on a path to control

Aug 9, 2019
Beneficial insects will often show up to feed on pest insects so don't kill indiscriminately.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Installing solar panels on agricultural lands maximizes their efficiency, new study shows

Aug 7, 2019
The most productive places on Earth for solar power are farmlands, according to an Oregon State University study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Western Oregon conifers continue to show damage due to drought

Aug 2, 2019
It can take several years of drought to kill a large tree.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

West Coast forest landowners will plant less Douglas-fir in warming climate, model shows

Jul 30, 2019
West Coast forest landowners are expected to adapt to climate change by gradually switching from Douglas-fir to other types of trees such as hardwoods and ponderosa pine, according to a new Oregon State University study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

No need to baby your corn to get miniature ears

Jul 26, 2019
Harvest early to get baby corn from regular-size plants.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Hidden world of stream biodiversity revealed through water sampling for environmental DNA

Jul 23, 2019
For the first time, researchers have used a novel genomics-based method to detect the simultaneous presence of hundreds of organisms in a stream.

By Chris Branam | News Story

10 low-water perennials that thrive in dry situations

Jul 19, 2019
Think "right plant, right place" when choosing plants and locate them together in like situations.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

New analysis reveals challenges for drought management in Oregon’s Willamette River Basin

Jul 15, 2019
In Oregon’s Willamette River Basin, managing water scarcity would be more effective if conservation measures were introduced in advance and upstream from the locations where droughts are likely to cause shortages, according to a new study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

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