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Add organic matter to improve garden soils

Adding organic matter is the best way to improve nearly all kinds of soils.

Feb 27, 2009 | News Story

Improving Garden Soils with Organic Matter

This publication will help you understand the importance of soil organic matter levels to good plant performance. It also contains suggestions for suitable soil amendments. Any soil, no matter how compacted, can be improved by ...

Dan Sullivan, Linda Brewer, Neil Bell | May 2003 | OSU Extension Catalog

Soil Temperature Condition for Vegetable Seed Germination

Results of an experiment to see correlations between various vegetable seeds number of days to sprout appearance and the temperature at which they are kept.

Apr 2013 | Publication

Plants Causing Nitrate & Oxalate Poisoning in Pastures

Some plants absorb excess nitrates or oxalates from the soil and store them in plant tissues. Toxicity problems can occur in animals which feed on these plants.

Mylen Bohle, David Hannaway, Andy Hulting, Karin Neff | Apr 2018 | Educational Document

Save money by starting vegetable seeds at home

OSU expert gives the ins and outs of sprouting seeds

Kym Pokorny | Feb 27, 2017 | News Story

Nothing beats bug patrol for organic gardeners

Look for OMRI logo when buying organic products

Kym Pokorny | Apr 29, 2016 | News Story

New Seeds for an Old Pasture

You’ve decided you want to re-seed your pasture or hay ground, but you are not sure what to plant, when to plant it, and if there is anything you should do before spreading seed over the ground.

Shelby Filley | Sep 2011 | Article