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How to Use Compost in Gardens and Landscapes

Compost is a soil amendment consisting of partially broken-down organic material. Use compost to improve soil for vegetable gardens, landscape areas and lawns. Learn how to apply the correct amount of compost and how to avoid common compost mistakes.

Weston Miller | Feb 2021 | OSU Extension Catalog

Irrigation Rates and Frequencies for Western and Eastern Oregon Turfgrass

When trying to minimize irrigation inputs, the best turfgrass species for the Oregon climate include perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) in Western Oregon, Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) in Central/Eastern Oregon and tall fescue (Schedonorus arundinaceus) in Western, Central or Eastern Oregon.

Alec Kowalewski, Brian McDonald | Jan 2021 | OSU Extension Catalog

Garden Ecology Lab shares research-based information for home and community gardens

Launched in 2017, it’s the first lab in the United States wholly focused on socio-ecological research in home and community gardens.

Gail Langellotto | Oct 2020 | Impact story

Managing Crane Fly in Lawns

Crane flies are large, gangly insects that do little damage as adults. But crane fly larvae are known for chewing through patches of lawn, damaging roots as grass starts growing in spring. Learn how to prevent damage to your grass with simple maintenance and irrigation practices.

Alec Kowalewski, Brooke Edmunds, Brian McDonald | Sep 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Now’s the time to spiff up ragged lawns

August and September are good time to whip your lawn back into shape, but starting over usually isn’t necessary.  

Kym Pokorny | Aug 28, 2020 | News story

Pandemic leads to unprecedented burst of questions to Ask an Expert tool

Questions have ballooned to 6,625 in the first half of 2020, more than all of the questions answered in 2019.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 29, 2020 | News story

Solve Pest and Weed Problems: A New Resource for Master Gardeners and the Public

This webinar is part of the 2020 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.

Weston Miller, Brooke Edmunds | Jul 2020 | Video

When it’s time to say goodbye to lawn, uproot it first

Ready for an alternative to grass? Here's how to get ready for something different.

Kym Pokorny | Jul 10, 2020 | News story

Extension grass seed study helps improve farm efficiency

The most critical steps growers can take to minimize seed shatter is to swath at optimal seed moisture and pay attention to which varieties are most susceptible to shatter.

Nicole Anderson | Jul 2020 | Impact story

7 - Home Lawn Q&A - Willamette Valley

This episode features a home lawn Q&A with the OSU BeaverTurf team, Dr. Alec Kowalewski and Brian Mc Donald.

Alec Kowalewski, Brooke Edmunds, Brian Mc Donald | May 2020 | Podcast episode