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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

Get your garlic on: A primer on planting, growing and harvesting

Now's the time to get garlic in the ground

Kym Pokorny | Aug 28, 2015 | News Story

Keeping vampires out of my blueberry patch, garlic flavored blueberries?

Q: I am getting prepared to plant my garlic in Oct/Nov. I have lots of space around my blueberry plants. Would they do OK together? Someone told me my blueberries may taste like garlic!! Is that possible?

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Should my garlic be growing?

Q: We planted our garlic for the first time last month. Should it already be growing?

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How true is the Fox News story about dying trees in Lane County?

Q: Drought was stated as what caused the trees' death, only dying pine trees were pictured. No mention of the boring insects that kill pine trees, was that omission intentional? No pictures of dying deciduous trees either. I ...

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Growing vegetables in the Pacific Northwest coastal region

Asparagus, beets, carrots and summer squash are some of the vegetables you can grow along the coast. Learn what to watch out for in a region known for cooler temperatures.

Sally Reill | Jul 2017 | Article

Choose the best garlic for your garden

Garlic is growing throughout the Northwest.

Peg Herring | Feb 19, 2003 | News Story

Why do I need water rights for irrigation?

Many landowners are unaware that a legal right is needed to use surface water and groundwater for irrigation purposes.

Melissa Fery | Apr 2018 | Article

Small Acreage Landowners Get Clean Irrigation Water After Dispute Resolution

Nobody wants to irrigate with dirty water. In fact, water quality standards are set to keep water clean for irrigation and other purposes. Landowners in the Rancho El Sereno Homeowners Association (RESHA) development near Tumalo ...

Stephanie Page | Jun 2013 | Article