The changing weather patterns we are all experiencing make it clear that drought will continue to be a management factor for farmers and ranchers in the mid- and north Oregon coast and throughout the state. Using monitoring ...
Drought (a period of limited or no water during the growing season) reduces forage production for grazing and haymaking. Prolonged drought forces livestock and hay producers to need special strategies. This document provides information about maintaining healthy perennial pastures and hayfields, reducing livestock loss due to diet, and how to improve recovery of pastures after the drought ends.
Steve Fransen, Justen Smith, and Sarah Smith |
Apr 2022 |
This class will cover how a small woodland family northeast of Estacada embarked on a ten-year effort (ongoing) to restore their creek to improve fish habitat and allow for fish passage. Topics covered include planning, ...
David Bugni, Glenn Ahrens, Dan Stark |
Apr 2022 |
Drought is a major concern for producers of food and forage crops. According to the U.S. Drought monitor, Central and Eastern Oregon in particular, are in severe drought. In the early 1990's, a trial was conducted to determine the yield per inch of water applied to 5 cereal species: barley, triticale, rye, wheat, and oat. All varieties received the same amount of irrigation and were harvested at late boot or soft dough growth stage. These data may help producers choose a variety and species of cereal to plant as emergency forage if irrigation water is limited. (8 pages,.docx file) . .
The OSU Dry Farming Project continues as the go-to resource for dry farming and model for participatory climate adaptation research as growers throughout the West continue to feel the impacts of drought and seek alternatives to unreliable summer irrigation.
Come learn from amphibian experts about the role forests play in providing habitat for amphibians. These authors just released a new publication for landowners, Wildlife in Managed Forests: Forest Amphibians. They will discuss ...
Deanna Olson, Tiffany Garcia, Fran Cafferata Coe |
Jan 2022 |
Southern Oregon wine grape growers might be able to cut their water usage by almost half because of a new study led by Oregon State University Extension Service that found wine grape water usage estimated by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's AgriMet was 44% higher than necessary.