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Fertilizing with Manure and Other Organic Amendments

Are you thinking about using manure to fertilize your farm but want more information? Properly managed manure applications recycle nutrients to crops, improve soil quality, and protect water quality. From deciding whether manure is ...

Dan Sullivan | Jun 2016 | OSU Extension Catalog

Transform fish waste into food for an aquaponics garden

Skip the soil and try growing vegetables in an aquaponics system that turns fish waste into fertilizer for your plants.

Mar 21, 2014 | News Story

Chicken Coop Poop Ready or Not?

Q: When I clean my chicken coop, I put the manure in a compost bin of its own, add some straw and grass and let it pile up. I started in March and will stop mid-November. When will it be "ready" to add to my raised vegetable beds?

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Proper forest road construction helps keep streams healthy, according to study

Sediment being sent into streams is not biologically significant

Chris Branam | Aug 3, 2017 | News Story

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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Farm Profile: Walker Farms

Sarah and Randy Walker have not been farmers for very long.  Four and a half years ago they purchased a farm on the flat fertile plain next to the Siletz River.  Since then, they have not looked back.  Sarah...

Sarah Walker, Randy Walker | Mar 2010 | Article

Sustainable Livestock Production, Part 1

Definitions of sustainable agriculture usually include references to financial, environmental, ethical, social and product quality issues. In addition to those considerations, sustainable livestock production also needs to address animal ...

Susan Kerr | Dec 2009 | Article