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How to test your stored seed for germination

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Dec 23, 2011
You can discover the average rate of germination before the planting season begins.

100 years of OSU farming research, homemaking advice now online

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Dec 22, 2011
More than 6,000 documents from Oregon State University that cover a century of agricultural research and homemaking advice are now available to the public online.

New research will dig deep into kingdom of fungi

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Dec 22, 2011
A new study headed by OSU will sequence 1,000 fungal genomes, creating new understanding of their role in carbon cycling, food science, environmental clean up, human health and more.

By Peg Herring

Canning seafood: How to prepare and process safely

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Dec 16, 2011
New to the publication are instructions on how to check home-canned seafood for spoilage and how to detoxify it.

Gift suggestions for gardeners

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Dec 9, 2011
Thirty-eight gifts for your gardener friends and family

OSU Extension’s online help center answers 2,600 questions in first nine months

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Dec 8, 2011
Since its launch in late March, Ask an Expert has answered more than 2,600 questions about everything from how to sanitize birdhouses to how to make compost with manure.

Sustainability program turns Christmas trees even greener

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Dec 6, 2011
Christmas tree farms that meet standards for protecting land, water, wildlife and the people who work on the farm are now certified through a program for Socially and Environmentally Responsible Farms (SERF).

By Peg Herring

OSU study questions cost-effectiveness of biofuels and their ability to cut fossil fuel use

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Nov 29, 2011
A new study by economists at Oregon State University questions the cost-effectiveness of biofuels and says they would barely reduce fossil fuel use and would likely increase greenhouse gas emissions.

By Tiffany Woods

Make holiday decorations from plants in your garden

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Nov 23, 2011
Intertwined organic materials such as grapevines, evergreen boughs and berries make natural-looking wreaths, swags, garlands and centerpieces.

Shred autumn leaves for compost piles and garden beds

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Nov 18, 2011
Fallen leaves will break down much more quickly if you chop them into tinier pieces.