Q: What do you recommend for keeping weeds at bay in planting beds? We'd like to stop using Round-Up. Our beds are too big and the weeds are too numerous to be able to keep up mechanically. Would a vinegar solution be harmful to the soil?
Since 2020, a statewide research team has been investigating alternatives to chlorpyrifos, which is being phased out at the end of 2023 and targets persistent insects affecting more than 40 specialty crops that help drive Oregon’s economy.
Kym Pokorny |
Oct 11, 2023 |
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Q: I am dealing with poison oak growing in a stand of trees: Douglas firs, big-leaf maple saplings, and others. I have tried manual control and was unsuccessful. What would be the safest topical herbicide to apply to the leaves and stems while minimizing damage to the surrounding trees?
Q: About a year ago the cockroaches were out of control in our yard. We resisted, but when we started finding roaches in the kitchen we finally relented, and hired a company to spray the exterior of our home. We know the ...
Q: I have an ant problem inside my house. Throughout the year I have ants roaming every room of my house, with periodic outbreaks when they find something to eat. When there's an outbreak, I use bait to deal with them, but...
Learn the most effective techniques for controlling insects, weeds and disease on wine grapes in Oregon. This comprehensive publication for growers covers strategies for controlling powdery mildew, botrytis bunch rot ...
Patricia A. Skinkis, Jay W. Pscheidt, Achala KC, Marcelo Moretti, Vaughn Walton, Cody Copp |
Feb 2023 |
Extension Catalog publicationPeer reviewed (Orange level)
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OSU's Kaci Buhl speaks with a patient care assistant, Micah Bicker, from the University of California-Davis about the importance of recognizing pesticide exposure in healthcare, and common frustrations with diagnoses and treatment ...