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Ag Water, Soil Amendments, Exemption Conditions Top List of FSMA Concerns

New federal regulations will likely bring big changes in how food is grown, harvested, packed, and processed in the U.S.; small farms and local and regional food systems will feel it too. The Food Safety Modernization Act, ...

Nick Andrews, Lauren Gwin | Jul 2013 | Article

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

Herbs and Vegetables in Oil - SP50-701

It’s important to keep food safety in mind when storing vegetables (such as garlic, mushrooms, chili peppers) or herbs in oil. These low-acid foods can be a source of Clostridium botulinum bacteria, which are found in soil, ...

Feb 2015 | Publication

Are Your Fruits & Vegetables Safe for Human Consumption? Good Agricultural Practices & Marketing Agreements

When produce contaminated by E. coli, Salmonella or other human pathogens is distributed by large shippers, food scares show up on the front pages and the evening news. While food safety problems in local food systems are ...

Nick Andrews | Jun 2013 | Article

Be safe: Develop good habits from garden to table

Foodborne illness can come from our homegrown produce

Kym Pokorny | Sep 8, 2017 | News Story

Tips on keeping harvested potatoes fresh

Keep harvested potatoes fresh

Aug 13, 2010 | News Story

Hints for storing home grown spuds

How to harvest and store your potatoes to make them last longer.

Aug 6, 2007 | News Story

Are roadside blackberries safe?

Q: I live next to highway twenty, and perhaps because no one wants to pick on the side of a busy road, but that's where I find the biggest blackberries in town. However, I think the Department of Transportation may spray ...

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Fragrant sweet peas please the gardener more than the bee

Sweet peas have transplanted well to all parts of the world, especially throughout Oregon.

Apr 13, 2012 | News Story

Pollinators

Research on Garden Bees At least 213 bee species have been collected from a garden. Urban areas often have more bee species than natural or agriculture areas. In urban areas, gardens promote bee abundance and diversity. Gardens...

Gail Langellotto | Jan 2019 | Article