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Gail Langellotto

Master Gardener Statewide Coordinator

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Gail Langellotto received her B.S. in biology and M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology, all from the University of Maryland. Upon graduation, she completed her Post-Doctoral training in entomology at UC Davis. Her first faculty position was as an Assistant Professor of Biology at Fordham University, in the Bronx.

Currently, she is a Professor of Horticulture at Oregon State University, where she also coordinates the statewide Extension Master Gardener Program and serves as the principle investigator for the Garden Ecology Lab. Her research and extension program are focused on developing a better understanding of how to design and manage gardens and other urban greenspaces to promote ecosystem services in urban and suburban landscapes.

Content by Gail Langellotto

How to avoid spreading invasive species in plant sales or plant swaps

Casual plant sales and plant swaps can sometimes pass along more than a good plant: they can also pass along invasive species traveling along in the soil of the plant. Learn how a new invasive species, Jumping Worm, is ...

Gail Langellotto, Samuel Chan, LeAnn Locher | May 2021 | Article

Should I wait to clean up the garden in order to help conserve insects?

Addressing a current popular meme in social media encouraging waiting to clean up your garden until temperatures reach 50º F or higher, in order to help conserve insects. We address the claim that if you clean your garden ...

Gail Langellotto | Mar 2021 | Article

Is there an effective DIY grasshopper trap?

Q: I work for the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) based in Eugene. We are updating our resource page on grasshoppers, and we have info on the page about using a jar with water and molasses buried in ...

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Garden Ecology Lab shares research-based information for home and community gardens

Launched in 2017, it’s the first lab in the United States wholly focused on socio-ecological research in home and community gardens.

Gail Langellotto | Oct 2020 | Impact story

Asian Giant Hornet: A potential threat to honeybee colonies in Oregon

The Asian giant hornet was detected in British Columbia and Washington in 2019. This publication outlines identification, life cycle, and predatory habits of the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) for beekeepers. It also provides...

Ellen Topitzhofer, Chris Hedstrom, Andony Melathopoulos, Silvia I. Rondon, Gail Langellotto, Ramesh Sagili | Sep 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

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