OSU Extension Projects

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Croptime

Croptime introduces degree-day (DD) models for vegetable varieties and weeds. Vegetable models can help schedule planting dates and predict harvest dates.

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Food Hero

Food Hero is your go-to site for quick, tasty, healthy recipes and helpful tips. Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you'll find something new for your family to enjoy.

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GROW Healthy Kids and Communities

Generating Rural Options for Weight (GROW) Healthy Kids and Communities is an integrated research, education, and Extension program that seeks to inspire communities, schools, and families to create environments that make it easy for children to eat healthfully and be physically active most every day where they live, learn, grow, and play.

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HEAL MAPPS™

HEAL MAPPS™ helps community stakeholders document people’s experience of place with respect to supports and barriers for habitual healthy eating and physical activity.

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Meeting State PE and Health Standards and Policies with BEPA 2.0!

BEPA 2.0 is a classroom-based physical activity program aligned to Health and Physical Education standards. BEPA 2.0 can be used in and outside of the classroom and before, during, or after school to increase children’s physical activity time at school.

Classroom teachers can use BEPA 2.0 to help them meet requirements associated with Oregon's new law regarding physical education minute-per-week minimums. Oregon Physical Education ORS 329.496

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Organic Fertilizer and Cover Crop Calculators

This free online tool compares the nutrient value and cost of cover crops, organic and synthetic fertilizers and compost. Use this calculator to develop well balanced and cost effective nutrient management programs for your farm.

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R-CFPA

We engage people in the communities we serve in assessing the conditions that most affect them where they live, work, learn, and play. We do this to learn what will work best to improve weight healthy behaviors for children and families, and food and physical activity resources in the community.

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Soil Quality Network

The Soil Quality Network is a three-year project to create a database, develop a website, and train agricultural professionals in soil quality assessment, education program development and strategies to support farmers.

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SPAN-ET

The School Physical Activity and Nutrition Environment Tool (SPAN-ET) was developed to assess school resources and readiness to improve nutrition and physical activity environments, suggest appropriate improvement strategies, and score impacts resulting from environmentally-based treatments.

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Stormwater Solutions for Green Infrastructure

This project provides education and technical assistance on green infrastructure (GI) practices that address these stormwater impacts.

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The WAVE~Ripples for Change: Obesity Prevention in Active Youth

OSU project directors Siew Sun Wong, an assistant professor of nutrition and a specialist with the Extension Service, and Melinda Manore, a professor of nutrition, were awarded $4.7 million to start the program, called “The WAVE Ripples for Change: Obesity Prevention for Active Youth in Afterschool Programs Using Virtual and Real-World Experiential Learning.”