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Collection“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” (B Franklin, 1706-1790). Pest prevention is a central component of integrated pest management and organic pest management strategies. Crop rotation and crop planning (i.e. timing and spacing), good nutrient and water management, enhancing natural enemies and choosing disease or insect resistant varieties will enhance the resilience of your farm. When these methods are insufficient it is sometimes necessary to use natural or synthetic pesticides to manage pests well enough to produce high quality crops.
CollectionThis page provides information for the beef producer. Some topics you'll find here are production, breeds, reproduction, calving, nutrition, health, and other resources.
CollectionThis page provides information on the dairy animal and contains topics like: production, manure and nutrient management, nutrition, health, and other dairy resources.
CollectionThis page provides information for the hog producer. Some topics that are included are: production, breeds, reproduction, farrowing, nutrition, health, manure management, and other swine resources.
CollectionThis page provides information for the sheep producer. Some of the topics available are production, breeds, reproduction, lambing, nutrition, health, and other sheep resources.
CollectionThis page is designed for the horse owner. Topics in this collection include: Management, breeds, reproduction, foaling, nutrition, health, and other equine resources.
CollectionPublications 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.
CollectionThese publications are shared to teach farmers and agriculturalists how to properly control weeds and poisonous plants and pests. Handbooks and management fact-sheets are provided as well as a list of common pasture weeds, poisonous plants, and other pests that affect pastures.
CollectionThis collection of links and publications are compiled information about managing nutrient levels in your pasture. This includes soil testing and assessment, application of fertilizers and minerals, and nutrient cycling in a forage pasture.
CollectionHarvested hay is a valuable product and necessary for supplemental feeding throughout Oregon. Learn about making hay, managing fields, testing, and storing hay.
CollectionForage production is of primary importance to Oregon's livestock enterprises and agriculture economy. Pastures are kept in good condition by controlling weeds, fertilizing and most importantly, managing livestock. Implementing pasture management and grazing principles will increase forage yield and quality, provide a healthier place for livestock and improve farm aesthetics.
CollectionLearning about the different types of soils on a farm is invaluable. Oregon alone has nearly 1,000 different kinds of soil, ranging from deep to shallow, clayey to sandy, nearly level to steeply sloping. These differences are important, because different soils require different kind of management practices.
CollectionThis content collection covers various composting resources such as: introductory composting information, environmental considerations, using composted organic wastes on farms, composting at livestock operations, regulatory information for Oregon, detailed technical information, and compost organizations.
CollectionNutrient Management, Managing nutrients, whether it is synthetic fertilizer or manure and other organic fertilizers requires planning. Determining which type of fertilizer to apply, the application rate and timing are key factors in managing soil to improve crop yield and quality, reduce fertilizer costs and help protect the environment.
CollectionEven though different soils have some properties that cannot be changed, such as texture, soil quality can be improved by implementing good management strategies. Soils can be improved for water holding capacity, drainage, structure, and even the ability for plant roots to penetrate through the soil.
OSU Extension CatalogLaboratory soil tests help you develop and maintain more productive soil and increase crop production by providing information on the available nutrient content of your soil. Soil testing helps you select the correct kind and amount of fertilizer and liming material. Recommendations are based on the...
OSU Extension CatalogExplains the relationship between high soil pH and nutrient deficiencies in blueberries, rhododendrons, azaleas, and other ornamental crops. Color photos illustrate symptoms of pH-induced nutrient deficiency. Presents step-by-step instructions for lowering soil pH, either before a crop is planted or...
CollectionA page dedicated to information about Oregon's Farmers' Markets. This includes: research publications, rules, regulations and general information for local farmers' markets as well.
CollectionCommunity Supported Agriculture is a method of marketing produce in which members subscribe to a farm on a weekly, monthly or annual basis and in return receive a box of fresh produce throughout the growing season. This method of marketing is growing in popularity across the U.S. as consumer interest rises in local food. The CSA model ensures income for the farmer and provides a reliable food supply to consumers. There are a number of resources for farmers on how to design a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.