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More than 30,000 students participate in inaugural year of statewide Outdoor School

Nov 14, 2018
Three-quarters of Oregon’s eligible fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in the inaugural year of the statewide Outdoor School program.

By Chris Branam

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The winter garden doesn’t have to be bare of flowers

Nov 9, 2018
Many plants bloom in winter, including witch hazel, sasanqua camellia, wintersweet, sweetbox, jasmine, hardy cyclamen and hellebores.

By Kym Pokorny

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Just say ‘no’ to bad gardening practices

Nov 2, 2018
Let OSU Extension experts pave the way to truth when it comes to practices in the garden.

By Kym Pokorny

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Solar arrays could be used as resources for plant productivity, study shows

Nov 2, 2018
Oregon State University scientists have found a resource to increase agricultural production on dry, unirrigated farmland—solar panels.

By Chris Branam

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Time spent in the garden now saves work in spring

Oct 29, 2018
Cooler weather is calling us inside, but it's a good time for getting things done in the garden.

By Kym Pokorny

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Genetic behavior reveals cause of death in poplars essential to ecosystems, industry

Oct 25, 2018
Scientists studying the valuable, but vulnerable, black cottonwood poplar have identified the genetic mechanism responsible for the species’ inability to resist a pervasive and deadly disease.

By Chris Branam

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Noted OSU conservation researcher to speak at Science Pub Nov. 12

Oct 24, 2018
William Ripple, a distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University who has drawn worldwide attention for his research on wolves and other predators, and for publishing a scientists’ warning to humanity, will speak at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, Nov. 12.

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OSU researchers propose CRISPR as influencer of low genetic diversity in deadly bacteria

Oct 18, 2018
Scientists at Oregon State University have shed light on the evolutionary history of a soil-borne bacteria that is so dangerous to grazing animals it is kept behind lock-and-key to prevent its spread.

By Chris Branam

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Insects and spiders out to find shelter for winter

Oct 12, 2018
The insects trying to get into homes aren't going to hurt humans or houses.

By Kym Pokorny

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Economic analysis provides watershed moment for environmental groups

Oct 11, 2018
Economists have found that in the United States, watershed groups have had a positive impact on their local water quality. 

By Chris Branam