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May 2019Describes the OSU Organic Fertilizer & Cover Crop Calculator and using it to predict plant-available nitrogen.
Dec 2018Cover crops receive a lot of attention for the many benefits they can provide, such as: weed suppression, erosion prevention, improved water infiltration and water holding capacity, improved nutrient cycling, and the creation of pollinator habitat. There is an abundance of information in academic literature and from seed companies on the use of cover crops; however, there is only...
Oct 2018Weed management consistently ranks as a high priority topic for organic vegetable growers, and yet most are not taking full advantage of the best cultivation tools available. When properly used, precision cultivation tools can quickly pay for themselves in labor savings. We received a two-year mini-grant from the USDA Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program ...
Jun 2016This publication describes results of field research on the performance of hard red winter wheat cultivars in a late-planted fallow system in the low-precipitation zone of Oregon and Washington.
Jun 2017This guide can be useful for commercial growers, gardeners, and homeowners who wish to use soil, plant, and water analyses to help them make decisions about the use of soil amendments and other management actions. Some may also wish to test drinking water quality. The guide contains a list of laboratories serving Oregon along with specific information about their laboratory services.