Rachel Suits

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Content by Rachel Suits

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB)

Information and resources about the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), an invasive

Nik Wiman, Rick Hilton, Clive Kaiser, Vaughn Walton, Rachel Suits, David Lowenstein, Victoria Skillman, Heather Andrews | Dec 2018 | Collection

Tasting Tables in the Gorge: Sourcing Local Produce for Schools

School cafeterias around the state and nation feature Tasting Tables as a way to highlight fresh, seasonal fruits or vegetables. In Hood River and Wasco Counties, OSU Extension sources produce for these Tasting Tables from a variety of local farms in hopes of establishing relationships between public institutions and farms, ultimately strengthening the local economy and creating ...

Lauren Kraemer, Rachel Suits | May 2015 | Article

Highlighting Farmers during Tasting Tables

Tasting Tables in schools provide a great way for students to try new fruits, vegetables, and other foods. Students also get to learn how these foods are grown. In February, the highlighted food of the month for Tasting Tables in Hood River and Wasco Counties was cabbage. Instead of simply serving raw, chopped cabbage, OSU Extension staff teamed up to make homemade ...

Rachel Suits | Jul 2015 | Article

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Halomorpha halys, the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB), is a native species to Asia introduced on the east coast of the U.S. in the late 1990s. Now, it has spread to 43 states and as far north as two Canadian Provinces. The BMSB has piercing-sucking mouthparts with a straw-like stylet that suck plant juices. They feed on leaves and stems but prefer reproductive ...

Rachel Suits | Oct 2015 | Article

Japanese Beetle: A Pest to Watch for in Oregon

Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an insect exotic to the US, which has previously established throughout parts of the East Coast, Midwest and South. Although small numbers of beetles have been trapped at the Portland International Airport arriving on air cargo flights since the year 2000, an established breeding population was found in 2016 and has resulted in regulatory ...

Heather Stoven, Rachel Suits | Oct 2017 | Article

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