Learn research-based, safe, and effective tactics for common garden and property pests and weeds. We provide non-chemical methods alongside the most effective and least toxic chemical options available, to reduce risk to people and the environment. Solve Pest Problems is a partnership between OSU and Oregon stakeholders to provide a user-friendly online resource to help urban and rural property managers to solve pest problems.
Q: Several brown, dead rings have formed in my lawn this summer. They seem to coincide with a type of mushroom. Are the mushrooms causing this? Is there any treatment short of applying a fungicide that is effective? Will the lawn recover on its own?
Oregon State University's Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) aims to protect human health and the environment through education and service to Oregon communities. PSEP delivers high quality educational programs on the proper use...
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The word "pesticide" is alarming to many people who are concerned about their well-being. But pesticides are much like the medicines we take — they are subject to strict regulations to ensure they are safe.
Ping Yang and Adrian Henle are graduate students at Oregon State University in Cory Simon's research group, studying the application of novel machine learning techniques to predicting properties of chemical systems.
Q: I am chair of our city tree commission, and have a couple of questions about emerald ash borer (EAB): 1. We have many planted ash trees in city parks and on rights-of-way, although the tree is now on the list of ...