Lynn Ketchum

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My pond has become a fly nursery. How can I get rid of them?

Q: I have a 4 year old 12,000 gallon koi pond with a large waterfall. I went to clean the waterfall filters and add barley hay for the algae last weekend only to find thousands, maybe millions, of black fly larvae. I ...

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UBO? What is this unidentified beach object?

Q: I found this on the beach near Florence. Could you help me identify it? It measures about 24 inches by 18 inches. 

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Did I see skeletons in the surf?

Q: While walking along several beaches near Yachats two weeks ago, we noticed a dried matter deposited at the wave line. It was dried, beige in color, airy looking and feeling. Can you inform me as to what this was?

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Is there a plan to preserve native salmon runs if GMO salmon start mixing in?

Q: I have heard in the past that Oregon State has a seed bank, which is capable of reserving a source for native genetic material apart from GMO crops. Is Oregon State going to also preserve the genetic material of the ...

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A Shout out about Trout.

Q: My husband and I are researching starting a small trout hatchery. Does the extension office provide support/information on aquaculture?

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