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Maintaining a moss-free roof takes some effort

After cleaning the shingles, low-toxicity products can be used to kill the moss. But shedding more sun on the roof works more permanently.

Kym Pokorny | Feb 14, 2020 | News Story

Coastal risks and land use policy create economic tradeoffs for armoring the Oregon Coast

An Oregon land use policy creates a large economic value for some private homeowners who are allowed to protect their shoreline against erosion, according to a new Oregon State University study.

Chris Branam | Feb 6, 2020 | News Story

Dig into hundreds of publications from OSU Extension online catalog

Have a gardening question? Find an answer in one of OSU Extension's publications.

Kym Pokorny | Nov 22, 2019 | News Story

Light exposure key for growing successful houseplants

A fundamental rule of gardening is to give houseplant the conditions they need to thrive.

Kym Pokorny | Nov 8, 2019 | News Story

Looking for Frog-Friendly Moss Control

Q: Does moss treatment that is typically used on roofs hurt frogs?

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Wristband samplers show similar chemical exposure across three continents

Oregon State University researchers deployed chemical-sampling wristbands to individuals on three continents and found that no two wristbands had identical chemical detections – but the same 14 chemicals were detected in more than 50 percent of the wristbands.

Chris Branam | Apr 22, 2019 | News Story

Why is my patio turning black?

Q: My pergola and wooden fence, even rocks and stone are getting black residue. Is it mold?

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Finding and Removing Variegated Carpet Beetles

This beetle is one of the most common pests of dry organic materials found in homes and warehouses.

Jessica Green | Oct 2018 | Article

Insects and spiders out to find shelter for winter

The insects trying to get into homes aren't going to hurt humans or houses.

Kym Pokorny | Oct 12, 2018 | News Story