Q: Our landlord asked us if we would do termite treatment on our house. Since we don’t have experience with termites, we weren’t sure what our responsibility would be, as renters. Additionally, my partner works with wood a ...
Q: I am dealing with poison oak growing in a stand of trees: Douglas firs, big-leaf maple saplings, and others. I have tried manual control and was unsuccessful. What would be the safest topical herbicide to apply to the leaves and stems while minimizing damage to the surrounding trees?
OSU's Kaci Buhl speaks with a patient care assistant, Micah Bicker, from the University of California-Davis about the importance of recognizing pesticide exposure in healthcare, and common frustrations with diagnoses and treatment ...
Kaci Buhl |
Nov 2022 |
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The word "pesticide" is alarming to many people who are concerned about their well-being. But pesticides are much like the medicines we take — they are subject to strict regulations to ensure they are safe.
Q: I live next to Highway 20, and it's where I see the biggest blackberries in town. However, I think the Department of Transportation may spray herbicides along roads to prevent overgrowth. How is this application done? If I eat these berries, will the herbicides damage my health?
Q: I can find lots of information on what Crossbow kills but no specific information on how it does it. I am trying to kill wild blackberries. My yard is in a condo development and is right next to my neighbor who does ...
Since 2020, a statewide research team has been investigating alternatives to chlorpyrifos, which is being phased out at the end of 2023 and targets persistent insects affecting more than 40 specialty crops that help drive Oregon’s economy.