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Is a dog latrine a bad place to grow vegetables?

Q: I'm very concerned about the health hazards of eating food grown in the beds where a dog has pooped. At this point, I could build a fence around the whole garden to stop any further damage, but I'm wondering about the existing and persistent harm of bacteria or worms that may now be in the soil. My house mate's dog did her duty in multiple beds throughout the ...

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Burkholderia bacteria -- good, bad or both?

A species of bacterium common in soil and water called "Burkholderia cepacia" (B. cepacia) is being championed by agricultural scientists as a non-chemical means of fighting plant infections.

Feb 19, 2003 | News Story

Pythium

This pest stunts the growth and maturation or cereal grains.

Mary Corp | Oct 2018 | Article

Cephalosporium Stripe

Winter cereals and grasses in danger of contracting disease.

Mary Corp | Oct 2018 | Article

Take All

This root rot look-alike is endangering wheat, grass, and barley. Learn the signs, symptoms, and controls of this disease.

Mary Corp | Oct 2018 | Article

Sawflies

Will Oregon meet these wasp-like pests again?

Mary Corp | May 2003 | Article

Scouting and collecting Wheat Head Armyworms

What growers can do to scout for and help identify wheathead armyworms.

Mary Corp | Oct 2008 | Article

Fruit tree pest management

Homeowners often consider pest management the most difficult part of raising fruit. Most people either lack the knowledge to identify and control insect pests and diseases, or they dread having to spray chemicals to protect their crops. However, sustainable gardening involves minimal inputs of water, fertilizer, pesticides and labor. Raising fruit crops with fewer inputs is possible when your knowledge level of subject material is high.

Steve Renquist | May 2015 | Article

Hessians Are On the Fly

Small pest effecting spring crops. Stalks breaking before harvest damages yield.

Mary Corp | Oct 2006 | Article