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Soil parasite costs Northwest wheat growers $51 million in lost revenue, says OSU

A microscopic parasitic roundworm is costing Pacific Northwest wheat growers $51 million in lost revenue each year because it's cutting grain yields by an average of about 5 percent, according to estimates by Oregon State University researchers.

Apr 15, 2013 | News Story

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

Using Entomopathogenic Nematodes for Crop Insect Pest Control

Topics covered include the life cycle of entomopathogenic nematodes; how they control insect pests; obtaining, using, and storing; soil conditions necessary; application preparation, equipment, and rates; pesticide safety; and websites that provide more specific information.

May 2012 | OSU Extension Catalog

Myth vs. reality: What’s the truth behind some common gardening practices?

OSU experts bust some well-established myths

Kym Pokorny | Feb 10, 2017 | News Story

The Colorado Potato Beetle in the Columbia Basin

Oregon State University Crop and Soil Science Masters student Pahoua Yang focuses her research project on Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata. Her project is to determine baseline information for several commercial ...

Silvia I. Rondon | Oct 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Control sneaky root weevils with beneficial nematodes

If you see notches in leaves, chances are your plant is being attacked by pesky beetle

Kym Pokorny | Sep 22, 2017 | News Story

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