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Reducing Lead Hazard in Gardens and Play Areas

This publication is designed to help homeowners evaluate and manage lead hazard in their landscape or garden. It explains how soils get contaminated with lead, how to test soil for lead contamination, and how to reduce exposure to soil lead.

Dan Sullivan, Linda Brewer, Sam Angima | Oct 2016 | OSU Extension Catalog

Cómo evaluar y reducir el peligro del plomo en los huertos y jardines

Esta publicación explica el peligro del plomo en el suelo y cómo se puede saber si hay un problema. Ofrece sugerencias para reducir el peligro en los huertos, jardines y terrenos de juego.

Dan Sullivan, Linda Brewer, Sam Angima | Jan 2017 | OSU Extension Catalog

Should I Worry about Heavy Metals in My Garden Soil?

What do we know about heavy metals in soil? What do we know about lead exposure through soil and garden plants? What do we know about cadmium and arsenic in soils? What can I do if I’m at risk for heavy metals in my garden soil?

Jul 2016 | Article

Red worms eat their way through kitchen waste to produce rich soil amendment

Keeping a worm farm is an easy project

Kym Pokorny | Aug 12, 2016 | News Story

Wiggle your way into worm composting

Worm castings -- AKA poop -- add valuable nutrients to the soil and is easy to make. The hardest part is making the bin and that's not difficult.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 23, 2018 | News Story

Yesterday's Orchard, Today's Home: Legacy Pesticides on Former Orchards

Residues of lead arsenate, DDT, and other persistent pesticides may be in soil where orchards once grew and homes now stand. This report discusses how to investigate former pesticide use and current pesticide residues on your ...

Dave Stone, Kim Anderson | Mar 2009 | OSU Extension Catalog

Dahlia Culture

Discusses how to grow dahlias, beginning with soil preparation, fertilizer needs, and planting. Includes information on propagation, how to handle cut flowers, and digging and storing tubers. Also discusses insect and disease problems.

Apr 2000 | OSU Extension Catalog

I gotta have more worms!

Q: Where can I find information on adding worms to soil that has none? Thanks.

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Living with termites in Bend!

Q: I am trying to assess whether my exterminator is giving me accurate information about termite activity in Central Oregon. I am a new home owner of a house built in 1936. Termite activity was discovered during inspection and ...

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Composting with worms

Information about how to use worms to compost.

Dec 2017 | Article