Oregon State University Looking for Grape Pest Feedback

Oregon State University Extension wants to hear from grape growers across the Pacific Northwest regarding pest management efforts. The study looks to better understand regional communication and group cooperation among growers in the three states. There are two separate surveys, which OSU official says should take about 35 minutes all together. The First Survey takes […]

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 […]

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 […]

OSU Offering On-Line Vineyard Management Class

This spring, Oregon State University will offer an on-line course, Principles of Vineyard Management. OSU Viticulture Extension Specialist, Patty Skinkis, said the course will cover establishing, designing, implementing and managing a vineyard. She noted while the course will have a focus toward commercial production, current professionals or the general public are welcome to participate. “We […]

OSU Extension Looking For Central Oregon Farmers

The High Desert Food and Farm Alliance and Oregon State University Extension will hold a series of workshops in an effort to better understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats Central Oregon farmers and ranchers face. The workshops will take place via Zoom in the coming days with separate sessions for farmers and ranchers in […]

OSU Extension Offering Webinar Series Focused On Forest Management

Oregon State University Extension recently launched a free weekly webinar series. Forestry and natural resources extension agent Thomas Stokely, said this series, which runs through early April, will cover a variety of topics important for managing forests in Eastern Oregon for a variety of different values. “I think there’s 5 different instructors, or maybe even six, that […]

Second Year of Potato Virus Y Research Starts At OSU

Oregon State University has started its second year of on a couple of important research projects focused on Potato Virus Y. Associate Professor Aymeric Goyer said the first project began looking at four different genes that researchers hypothesized could help to determine a plant’s susceptibility to PVY. “So these experiments were done in a greenhouse […]

Free Face Masks Available To Oregon Ag Community

To help the front lines of the Oregon Ag community, the state Department of Agriculture and Oregon State University Extension have announced a partnership to distribute face covers around the state. The KN95 masks are available to farmworkers, ranchers, farmers, fishers, food processors and other farm contractors to protect essential workers. ODA and OSU have […]

Potato Growers Watch Out For Late Blight

Thursday we told onion growers to be on the lookout for Downy Mildew.  Potato growers, you need to be on the lookout for Late Blight.  Washington State University’s Tim Waters said while there has not been a reported case of Late Blight at this point, the cool, wet conditions increase the likelihood of the disease. […]