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Poor soil? Build up with raised beds

Framed or mounded, raised beds give plant roots the space they need

Kym Pokorny | Nov 8, 2016 | News Story

Gardening in Central Oregon's climate

Behind the beauty of the High Desert, lie many factors that create challenges for Central Oregon gardeners. Learn how to work with cold weather, short seasons, dry summers and other elements that can affect your gardening success.

Amy Jo Detweiler | Jan 2016 | Article

Raised Bed Gardening

Gardening in raised beds has been a common practice for centuries. "Raised" means the soil level in the bed is higher than its surrounding, and "bed" implies it is small enough to work from the walkways.

May 2018 | Fact Sheet

Agronomic Guidelines for Flexible Cropping Systems in Dryland Areas of Oregon

Plant-available soil water is the most reliable indicator of potential yield and is the basis of guidelines found in this publication.

Don Wysocki, Larry Lutcher, Mary Corp | Nov 2009 | OSU Extension Catalog

Dry Farming Project Continues to Expand

Dryland farming research efforts will examine prospects for growers in the Pacific Northwest.

Amy Garrett | Jul 2018 | Article

Agronomic Zones of the Dryland Pacific Northwest

With an annual wheat harvest valued at $2.1 billion, producers in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington know the value of farming practices adapted to each region, county, and field. Researchers mapped precipitation, soil depth, and ...

Don Wysocki, Christina Hagerty | Mar 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Advances in Dryland Farming in the Inland Pacific Northwest

Farmers make tough decisions all the time—it comes with the territory. When that territory includes the dryland region of the inland Pacific Northwest, decisions can be even more challenging. Fluctuating weather, varying soils, and...

Don Wysocki, Clark Seavert, Silvia I. Rondon, Stephen Machado, Susan Capalbo, Rakesh Awale | Jul 2017 | OSU Extension Catalog

Raised bed lumber, pressure treated safe?

Q: I am considering using some 2x6 inch material for a small raised bed for strawberries. My first thought was to consider pressure treated lumber, but I have read conflicting articles on the the safety of this product, with ...

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