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Customized Growing Degree Day Calculations and Forecasting

This document provides step by step instructions for calculating growing degree day status and viewing growing degree day forecasts available from the uspest.org website. The uspest.org website allows users to select a weather station near them and then set their own degree units, lower and upper thresholds for growing degree calculations. Most pre-calculated growing degree reports use a default of 50F as their lower threshold. Unfortunately, this is not accurate for many of the crops we grow in Oregon. Thus, the ability to custom calculate and generate forecasts for growing degree days is ideal. Check out uspest.org, follow these instructions and get ahead on your planning!

Betsy Verhoeven | Dec 2019 | Fact Sheet

Foxtail Control in Pastures and Hayground

Foxtail is a problematic grass in pastures and hayground, and infestations need immediate attention. Small infestations of foxtail should be spot treated, while larger infestations require whole pasture renovation. This informational ...

Shelby Filley | Mar 2015 | Article

The Columbia Root-Knot Nematode Problem

The Columbia root-knot nematode attacks potatoes and causes injury to tubers in the Columbia Basin of Oregon and Washington as well as other areas of the Pacific Northwest.

Jim Green | Apr 1981 | Article

Your garden, our shared watershed

Learn how to make a difference for your watershed.

Jul 2018 | Article

OSU helps watershed councils make plans that hold water

In a growing number of places throughout Oregon, watershed councils provide a forum for neighbors to plan a shared future for a shared place defined by the water that runs past their homes.

Peg Herring | Mar 28, 2003 | News Story