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2020 SOREC Quarterly Classes

Schedule of classes happening at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center.

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Are there insect issues with birch trees?

Q: Is it true that white paper birch in the Willamette Valley have been infested with insect like beetle? I wanted to plant one this spring and my yard maintenance service told me I should consider a different type due to the insect problem.

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Shade tree wanted, what, when and how should I plant?

Q: Hello, I live in Bend and have a south-facing back yard that really heats up in the sun. I'd like to plant a tree that will provide a canopy of shade and prefer deciduous for this purpose. Can you suggest one or more that will do well here?  

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Cultivating

Cultivating Healthy Farms, Forests, Food and Families in Polk County.

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Oregon Small Farm News

Oregon Small Farm News is a free online newsletter that concentrates on both commercial small farm entrepreneurs as well as non-commercial small acreage landowners. Our focus embraces organic/biological and conventional farming systems.

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Conifers naturally shed needles in summer and fall

You're not looking at the same needles over time

Kym Pokorny | Oct 7, 2016 | News Story

OSU ranks 9th in agriculture and forestry among 200 universities globally

QS World University Rankings puts OSU in top 10

Kym Pokorny | May 15, 2015 | News Story

Ecotrust is Hosting a Four-State “Ag of the Middle” Business Accelerator Program. Designed for Farmers, Ranchers, and Fishers

— The 2018 cohort kicks off NOVEMBER 7-8th, 2018! Apply online by October 5th — Know a small rancher, farmer, or fishers in far Northern California, Oregon, Washington or Alaska who’d like support growing their business? ...

Oct 2018 | Article

Farms are Big Business in Central Oregon

Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties, the tri-counties of Central Oregon, have become increasingly diverse from the newly transplanted citizens to the crops we grow. The Tri-counties have attracted people from many different ...

Barbi Riggs | Dec 2009 | Article

Farmers' markets growing in popularity but not all succeed

Almost half of all new farmers' markets close within, or after, their first year of operation according to a new study from Oregon State University.

Jul 23, 2007 | News Story