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Is Crossbow a good choice for killing wild blackberries?

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 not like herbicides. She tells me that if I spray the blackberries that are next to...

By Kaci Buhl, | Featured Question

Tree School Clackamas teaches love for the land

Educational event draws hundreds from woodland community in Clackamas County and beyond.

By Glenn Ahrens, Rose Clarke, Michael Bondi, Kimberly Jacobsen Nelson | Article

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OSU Extension training results in reduced pesticide use in schools

Mar 7, 2019
Survey results show that the vast majority of Oregon’s school districts have implemented key integrated pest management practices, including reduced pesticide use, through training provided by Oregon State University.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Packaging insecticides in tiny capsules may make them more toxic

Feb 26, 2019
Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules – a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market – could lead to unintended consequences.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Educate yourself before using organic pesticides

Feb 8, 2019
Just because a pesticide is organic, doesn't mean it isn't toxic. Do some research before using any product.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

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Is Crossbow a good choice for killing wild blackberries?

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 not like herbicides. She tells me that if I spray the blackberries that are next to...

By Kaci Buhl, | Featured Question