Country Living Newsletter - June 2019: In this issue: planning for a longer corn season, improving clay soils, organic insecticides, weed of the month: nipplewort, skunk cabbage overseas, red alder, ebb & flow of agriculture in the county, farmers markets ramping up, cattle fly control and... and much more!
Country Living Newsletter - May 2019: In this issue: fruit set, corn & carrot planting, container veggies, carpet beetles, cats & ants, woolly bear legends, crop diversification... and much more!
Country Living Newsletter - March 2019: In this issue: Gardening stars in earnest: dormant sprays, rose pruning, cool season vegetables, winter weeds; Growing berries in containers; Adding heat to vegetables; Cutting "seed" potatoes; Native plants of the month: willows; Deer repellents; Grass tetany, spring grass & fertilizer, future of grazing; Cold winters make larger calves; Lambing; Local food premiums, food safety & farm direct marketing; Upcoming events for you... and much more!
Country Living Newsletter - February 2019: In this issue: Looking toward spring gardens, frost date planning, row covers available for purchase, fertilizing landscape plants, native plant: Douglas Spiraea, planting forests big or small, snags & downed tress for wildlife, high tunnels, soil compaction, grass tetany time approaches, animal grazing behavior, warming newborn livestock, February gardening hints, small farm survey... and much more!
Country Living Newsletter - January 2019: In this issue: New Year's garden resolutions, slug activity, protected peas, complexity of biocontrol, spotlight on volunteers: Columbia County Master Gardeners, January gardening hints, stinging nettles, climate change, upcoming small farm survey, declining pastures, heat lamps in the barn, internal & external parasites, do you really want to cowboy? 2019 Master Gardener Training open for enrollment, Oregon Bee Atlas Training 1/19/19 and Beginning Beekeeping workshop 1/26/19... and much more!
Country Living Newsletter - December 2018: In this issue: A gardener's wish list, keeping Christmas trees fresh, fall webworms: remaining fears, delicious blackcap raspberries, the mind of a woodpecker, December garden hints, ornamental plants that can become weedy, sheep topics, horse impactions, when an animal goes off feed, better hay next year... and much more!
Country Living Newsletter - October 2018: In this issue: purchased compost concerns, sodding raccoons, hop to it, fall webworms mostly gone and yellow jackets to follow, fruit & nut topics, tangled roots, bull thistle, tidy isn't always best, when trees age, fall livestock calendar, farm property tax deferral... and much more!
Country Living Newsletter - September 2018: In this issue: rose stem girdler, fall webworm - again, tomato late blight, nod to the sunflower, black soldier flies, field & hedge bindweed, garden hints, tale of an inordinate love of redwoods, the right ant for the job, plant resistance to herbicides, livestock feeding habits, let's Celebrate Chip's 40 years of extension service... and much more!
Country Living Newsletter - August 2018: In This Issue: funding for farmers & ranchers, OSU Beef Tour, where did the tansy ragwort go? phosphate and the human future, hay hauling permit update, year-round grass tetany management, plants attracting beneficial predators, fruit tree "slugs", enthusiastic yellow jackets, early appearance of fall webworms, protection for tomato plants in changing weather, WILDFIRE preparedness, oxeye daisy weed, August garden hints, and more!
Country Living Newsletter - July 2018: In This Issue: manures and gardens, blossom end rot, apple maggot season, interesting insect imposters, invasive nutria, blackberry weeds, beekeeping workshop, July garden hints, hay hauling, livestock numbers declining in the county?, sobering farm accident statistics, 2018 Columbia County Fair: July 18-22 (Benny Beaver day is Saturday, July 21st), and more!
Country Living Newsletter - June 2018: In This Issue: when you're hot, you're hot (peppers!), spotted wing drosophila season, plant a block for the bees, caterpillars & bird conservation, weed of the month: quackgrass, Garden Hints for June, DNA nabs wood thieves, ticks and red meat allergy, spotlight on insects: the bee fly, Oregon bee project & atlas, get to know your watershed council, livestock disease ...