Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying horse or livestock manure, compost, hay, and grass clippings to the soil. The symptoms reported include poor seed germination; death of young plants; twisted, cupped, and elongated leaves; misshapen fruit; and reduced yields. These symptoms can be caused by other factors, including...
Many farms will be required to go through some sort of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification process in order to satisfy buyer demands or because they will be required to under the new Food Safety Modernization Act. Recent outbreaks of food borne illnesses that have been traced to relatively small scale farms show that no fresh market growers are immune to ensure ...
Candace Stoughton, Low Impact Development Specialist, gives a tour of the East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District building and the many demonstration projects on the grounds that soak up stormwater
A printable checklist for calibrating a solid manure spreader wagon.
Publications and documents demonstrating the art of Mud and Manure Management for the pastures and forage crop. These contain useful information that are important when managing and producing livestock on pasture.
Prolonged heat wave amps up need for water in the garden
During the summer, nearly half of all residential water in Oregon is used to irrigate landscape areas around homes. A significant reduction in water use can occur by using efficient water ways to maintain our lawns and gardens. The Lawn Watering Guide offers suggestions to gain efficiency while maintaining an attractive lawn