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Should I Worry about Heavy Metals in My Garden Soil?

What do we know about heavy metals in soil? What do we know about lead exposure through soil and garden plants? What do we know about cadmium and arsenic in soils? What can I do if I’m at risk for heavy metals in my garden soil?

Jul 2016 | Article

Herbs and Vegetables in Oil - SP50-701

It’s important to keep food safety in mind when storing vegetables (such as garlic, mushrooms, chili peppers) or herbs in oil. These low-acid foods can be a source of Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which are found in soil, ...

Feb 2015 | Publication

Pot up some bulbs and dream of spring

Spring-blooming bulbs do great in containers

Heather Stoven | Oct 14, 2017 | News Story

Is my flooded garden area safe?

Q: Is it safe to plant a vegetable garden after the area was covered by polluted flood waters for three days? Is it safe to eat existing vegetables (kale, garlic, etc) that survived? Our well tests positive for coliform ...

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Are roadside blackberries safe?

Q: I live next to highway twenty, and perhaps because no one wants to pick on the side of a busy road, but that's where I find the biggest blackberries in town. However, I think the Department of Transportation may spray ...

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Spring Flowering bulbs

Purchasing, site selection, when to plant, preparing the site, and follow-up care.

Amy Jo Detweiler | Aug 2009 | Article

How much time do cattle spend in rangeland streams? Not so much, says OSU study

Now we have detailed data on how cattle use rangeland streams, says Williams

Gail Wells | Dec 29, 2016 | News Story

Using alternative feedstuffs

Producers should routinely evaluated alternative feedstuffs as a means to supplement existing forage resources and reduce feed costs.

David Bohnert | Sep 2019 | Article