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Planning now brings a good tomato season next year

Sep 7, 2018
If you had problems with blossom-end rot this year, try amending the soil with lime and changing your watering habits.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Conifers – especially Doug-firs – are suffering from drought

Aug 31, 2018
Several dry, warm years are taking their toll on Oregon conifers.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Aspen is making a comeback in and around Yellowstone National Park, because of predators

Aug 30, 2018
The reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park is tied to the recovery of aspen in areas around the park, according to a new study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

NSF awards $1.8 million to OSU-Utah collaboration to estimate U.S. plant transpiration

Aug 29, 2018
With a $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation, scientists at Oregon State University and the University of Utah are teaming up to make initial estimates of U.S. plant transpiration.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Answers to 3 common compost problems

Aug 27, 2018
If treated right, billions of microorganisms turn garden debris into black gold.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

New ‘droughty’ soils model for Pacific Northwest could aid forest health in changing climate

Aug 16, 2018
Scientists have developed a new approach to modeling potentially drought-prone soils in Pacific Northwest forests, which could aid natural resource managers to prepare forested landscapes for a changing climate.

By Chris Branam | News Story

As Labor Day creeps up, think about spiffing up lawn

Aug 10, 2018
Grass can look harsh after a hot summer, but there's plenty of time this fall to rejuvenate it.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Drought driving more yellowjackets into backyards this year

Aug 6, 2018
If nests are not in a highly trafficked area, the best practice is to leave them alone.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Fire is not all bad news in healthy sagebrush steppe ecosystems

Jul 30, 2018
Fire is not all bad news in healthy sagebrush steppe ecosystems, according to an Oregon State University study.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

Jul 27, 2018
Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

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