WSU Researchers Continue Efforts To Address Smoke Exposure

As intense wildlife smoke becomes a more occurrence during our summers here in the Pacific Northwest, researchers at Washington State University are looking into the impacts on wine grapes and how to mitigate those effects. Assistant Professor of Viticulture and Enology Tom Collins said it’s important to understand the problem. “We need to have solutions; […]

Oregon State, Washington State Students ASEV Recipients

The American Society for Enology and Viticulture recently distributed 30 scholarships to college students nationwide, to a tune of $88,750. ASEV said this financial support will help the students, and the industry, in their pursuit of scientific research and advancement in enology or viticulture. Here is the complete list of winners across the United State […]

OSU’s Farm 2 Fork Webinars Return In July

Oregon State University’s Department of Food Science and Technology will restart its Farm 2 Fork, Paths to Sustainable Food Systems webinar series July 16th. Assistant Professor of Practice Sheri Cole said the program started in October to talk about how food systems work and how they’re changing. “Our goal is to connect the people who are interested in food. Food […]

ODA Is Looking For Two To Join Fertilizer Research Committee

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is looking to fill a pair of openings on the Fertilizer Research Committee. One member must represent the fertilizer, agricultural amendment, or agricultural mineral industry, while the second opening is for a member of the public. The committee advises the ODA director on funding grants for research and development related […]

OSU’s FRSAN Looking To Address Growing Problem Of Mental Health In Farming Community

Statistics show more and more farmers, young, old, male, female, struggle with mental health. In an effort to help the agriculture community, Oregon State University has launched a new on-line resource, the “Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network”, better known as Farm-SAN. OSU’s Cassie Bouska said currently there’s a stigma associated with mental health in […]

Bohle: Call On Lawmakers To Fund OSU Extension

Oregon State University’s Extension is asking for your help to ensure the program receives the needed funding to continue providing services statewide. OSU Extension Agronomist, Mylen Bohle, said currently there are far too many, county ag agent and specialty positions vacant over the past year. “It’s really going to depend on what the legislative does for a budget […]

Environmental Impact on Beer & Whiskey

Researchers at Oregon State University recently conducted a project that looked at the impact of the environment on beer and whisky. Dustin Herb said they wanted to see if terroir could be used as a differentiator when marketing other types of alcohol as opposed to wine. “We’re just really scratching the surface when it comes […]

OSU Conducting Chlorpyrifos Alternatives Survey

Researchers at Oregon State University are working to identify alternatives to chlorpyrifos that will work on a variety of commodities. To do that, research has put together a survey to help identify critical issues surrounding Chlorpyrifos, which has been used in Oregon since the mid-1960s, but is on its way out. OSU Project Leader Silvia […]

Ag Distance Toolkit Allows Young People To Learn About The Farm During Pandemic

During the pandemic, most in person events transitioned to virtual gatherings, including those events in the farming community. Thanks to a $1 million grant from the USDA, Oregon State University was able to move Farm Tours and Ag education for young people on-line. According to OSU’s 4-H program the funds allowed them to implement an […]