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Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

Grow "green manure" to keep soil from eroding, weeds from exploding and to add nutrients.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 27, 2018 | News Story

Is there a "no mow" lawn in my future?

Q: My so-called lawn needs help -- it consists of clumps of grass with bare spots between, My small yard is completely fenced with a large apple tree shading much of it, so the grass gets at most 3 to 4 hours of sun ...

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What kind of ground cover crop should I plant?

Q: I have a small garden plot that I have let go fallow over the summer, but would like to plant something to keep the weeds down until next year. Most of the cover crops I read about look a lot like the invasive ...

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Why Does Your Tree Look Sick?

Most “sick tree” problems can be traced back to underlying stresses that have reduced the tree's vigor, making it more vulnerable to diseases or insect pests.

Jun 2018 | Article

Homemade Remedies for Pests and Diseases

Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.

Jul 2017 | Article

It is time to get those green beans in the ground

Get those bean seeds in the ground.

Jun 2, 2006 | News Story

How to collect a plant specimen for disease diagnosis

A guide for how to collect and where to get a sample analyzed for plant diseases.

Melodie Putnam, Carol Savonen | Jul 2014 | Article

Native groundcovers are great for home landscapes

Try native groundcovers for home landscapes.

Mar 25, 2011 | News Story

Grapevine Trunk Diseases in Oregon

A summary of the main trunk diseases causing issues in Oregon and management methods.

Melodie Putnam | Mar 2019 | Article