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Economists say that high gas prices triggered housing crisis in 2007

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Apr 5, 2012
High gas prices were the “trigger” that burst the housing bubble, according to economists from OSU and UC Berkeley

By Peg Herring

Asparagus rewards patience

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Mar 30, 2012
Once established, asparagus is easy to grow and can last for decades.

OWRI director moves to research

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Mar 28, 2012
Neil Shay will step down as director of the Oregon Wine Research Institute to return to full-time research and teaching at OSU.

By Peg Herring

Plant bulbs this spring and summer for all-year color

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Mar 22, 2012
After the spring show of flowers, gardeners may be at a loss on how to top the early vibrant color.

Repair winter storm-damaged trees and shrubs promptly for best results

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Mar 22, 2012
OSU Extension horticulturist gives hints on how to make repairs on woody trees and shrubs, damaged by winter storms.

Prune to keep ornamental shrubs healthy

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Mar 16, 2012
Pruning is one of the most important tasks to keep shrubs and bushes healthy

Publication reminds how to stop spread of Sudden Oak Death

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Mar 9, 2012
Humans help spread the disease when they transport infected plants, plant parts or infested soil.

OSU dean to lead top food and agriculture agency

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Mar 9, 2012
Sonny Ramaswamy, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, has been tapped to lead the National Institute for Food and Agriculture.

By Peg Herring

Think like a plant when measuring soil pH

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Mar 2, 2012
Think of yourself in a swimming pool. If the water is too cold, or the chlorine makes your eyes hurt, you don't want to be there.

Spring is a good time to fertilize young trees and shrubs

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Feb 24, 2012
When young trees soak up nitrogen fertilizer, they grow quickly, develop a dense canopy and stay green into the fall.