Stephen Ward

Pesticide Safety and Education

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Is Crossbow a good choice for killing wild blackberries?

May 2019
I can find lots of information on what Crossbow kills but no specific information on how it does it. I am trying to kill wild blackberries. My yard is in a condo development and is right next to my neighbor who does not like herbicides. She tells me that if I spray the blackberries that are next to her organic fruit tree, the herbicide will transfer to any ...

By Kaci Buhl | Featured Question

Tree School Clackamas teaches love for the land

Apr 2019
Educational event draws hundreds from woodland community in Clackamas County and beyond.

By Glenn Ahrens, Rose Clarke, Michael Bondi, Kimberly Jacobsen Nelson | Article

OSU Extension training results in reduced pesticide use in schools

Mar 7, 2019
Survey results show that the vast majority of Oregon’s school districts have implemented key integrated pest management practices, including reduced pesticide use, through training provided by Oregon State University.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Packaging insecticides in tiny capsules may make them more toxic

Feb 26, 2019
Encasing insecticides in microscopic plastic capsules – a common formulation for many pest sprays on the market – could lead to unintended consequences.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Educate yourself before using organic pesticides

Feb 8, 2019
Just because a pesticide is organic, doesn't mean it isn't toxic. Do some research before using any product.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Blend of warmer water, chemical exposure influence gene expression across generations in a coastal fish

Jan 31, 2019
Warmer water temperatures, combined with low-level exposure to chemicals, influence the expression of genes in the offspring of an abundant North American fish species.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Discovery of a new gene could shed light on chemical exposure effects in humans

Nov 20, 2018
The discovery of a new gene in zebrafish could lead to a better understanding of how exposure to chemicals leads to disease in humans.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Just say ‘no’ to bad gardening practices

Nov 2, 2018
Let OSU Extension experts pave the way to truth when it comes to practices in the garden.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Answers to 3 common compost problems

Aug 27, 2018
If treated right, billions of microorganisms turn garden debris into black gold.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story