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!
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!
Savvy consumers have high expectations. They want their meat, produce and processed food products to be nice looking, nutritionally sound, good tasting and free from microbial risks. The small farmer...
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 prevention, markets and prices, evening cut hay is sweet but is this good hay for horses?, grazing thoughts from the field, Canning Season is Almost Here! We offer FREE pressure gauge testing for your canners!