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Sheet mulching — aka lasagna composting — builds soil, saves time

Sheet composting, also referred to as lasagna composting or sheet mulching, is a cold composting method used by people around the world for generations. It is an excellent way to convert grass to vegetable beds, create new ...

Jan 2013 | Article

Three methods for no-turn cold composting

Recycling organic debris for composting and improving soil doesn’t have to be a chore! If hot composting is not for you, try one of these easy cold-composting methods. Each has advantages and disadvantages but the end result is the same: improved garden soil and less organic waste in landfill.

Jul 2017 | Article

Wireworm: Biology and Nonchemical Management in Potatoes in the Pacific Northwest

Wireworms are among the most destructive of soil insect pests. This publication explains the wireworm life cycle and describes a program for monitoring and risk assessment. Nonchemical management methods are suggested, including crop ...

Silvia I. Rondon, Nick Andrews | Dec 2008 | OSU Extension Catalog

Using Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Crop Insect Pest Control

Topics covered include the life cycle of entomopathogenic nematodes; how they control insect pests; obtaining, using, and storing; soil conditions necessary; application preparation, equipment, and rates; pesticide safety; and websites that provide more specific information.

May 2012 | OSU Extension Catalog

The Colorado Potato Beetle in the Columbia Basin

Oregon State University Crop and Soil Science Masters student Pahoua Yang focuses her research project on Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Her project is to determine baseline information for several commercial ...

Silvia I. Rondon | Oct 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

How to grow currants and gooseberries for jams and pies

Currants and gooseberries make great jams and pies

Dec 31, 2010 | News Story

Poison hemlock and Western waterhemlock: deadly plants that may be growing in your pasture

Poisonous plants are a major cause of economic loss to the livestock industry. Two poisonous plants common to Oregon are poison hemlock and Western water hemlock. Ingestion of either by humans or livestock typically results in death.

Scott Duggan | Jun 2018 | Article

Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) – Silage Will Not Reduce the Toxin

Poison hemlock is one of the most poisonous of plants. Silage making has been used to reduce the concentrations of toxins in a variety of crops. Poison hemlock alkaloids are found in different concentrations depending on ...

Cassie Bouska, Amy Peters | Jan 2006 | Article