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Let soil temperature guide you when planting vegetables

Apr 12, 2019
It's time to plant cool-weather vegetables like greens and peas; wait for the soil to warm before planting totomatoes, squash and peppers.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Offer nectar to tempt hummingbirds to the garden

Apr 5, 2019
Hummingbirds are more than just beautiful in the garden, they also play a place in the ecosystem by eating bugs and pollinating.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Peel off the layers of growing artichokes

Mar 29, 2019
Whether you eat them or let them produce flowers, artichokes are versatile and beautiful in the garden.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Mason bees go to work early in the season before honey bees emerge

Mar 25, 2019
Helpful mason bees pollinate our fruit trees that bloom in March and April

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

No need for tears if you plant onions soon

Mar 15, 2019
March and April are prime times to plant onions.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Climate change negatively affects waterbirds in the American West

Mar 15, 2019
New research shows that recent climate change is having profound effects on wetlands across the American West – affecting birds that use these wetlands for breeding, migration and wintering.


 

By Chris Branam | News Story

Go miniature with a glass terrarium

Mar 8, 2019
Give your terrarium your own spin with accessories from sea shells and drift wood to miniature garden and animal pieces.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

OSU Extension training results in reduced pesticide use in schools

Mar 7, 2019
Survey results show that the vast majority of Oregon’s school districts have implemented key integrated pest management practices, including reduced pesticide use, through training provided by Oregon State University.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Arborvitae stands tall as a low-maintenance hedge

Mar 1, 2019
Sometimes you need what an arborvitae hedge can offer: A tall, thin tree to screen whatever it is you don't want to see.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Packaging insecticides in tiny capsules may make them more toxic

Feb 26, 2019
Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules – a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market – could lead to unintended consequences.

By Chris Branam | News Story