If you show up in lederhosen clutching a beer stein, it means you probably didn’t read the announcement very carefully. OktoberPest is a yearly series of pest management workshops held every October at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Ore, and the agenda (PDF) for 2009 is now available. The dates are […]
Climate Friendly Nurseries Project to be announced
Next week, the Oregon Association of Nurseries and the Oregon Environmental Council will announce the launch of the new Climate Friendly Nurseries Project. Its purpose?: Through the CFN project, nurseries can quantify their energy and resource use and greenhouse gas emissions, and identify specific ways to reduce both. The project team will help participating nurseries […]
Don’t bug me in the morning
Do you feel crankier first thing in the morning or after a hard day’s work? Maybe even a little more vulnerable? We all do. Well, as it turns out, insects – including the kind that devour your plants or create other headaches – feel the same way. As with humans, it’s a consequence of their […]
Can they have a volunteer?
The fine folks in the horticulture department at Oregon State University asked us to share this information with you: Plant pathologists Jennifer Parke and Carrie Lewis, Oregon State University, and Nik Grunwald, USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, are looking for a few nurseries to participate in a one-year Phytophthora study. In earlier work, reported in […]
OSU selects new agriculture dean
Following an extensive recruitment and selection process, Oregon State University has chosen Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, associate dean and agricultural research director at the Purdue University College of Agriculture, to serve as dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. He replaces Thayne Dutson, who served in both roles […]
Do you need a horticulture intern?
The Oregon State University Horticulture Program is seeking summer 2009 internship placements for its students. These prospective interns have interest and talent in such areas as floriculture and facilities improvement. Employers who are willing and able to host a mutually rewarding and educational internship opportunity for an OSU student are encouraged to contact the university. […]
Soil quality made easy
The Oregon State University Extension Service has created a new tool that helps gardeners and farmers in the Willamette Valley assess their soil quality. And best of all, it’s free. The Soil Quality Card can be downloaded from www.tinyurl.com/goodsoil. PDF copies are free; physical sets of 25 can be ordered for $8 each. According to […]
Five finalists chosen for OSU dean of agricultural sciences
Following a nationwide search, a search committee has selected five finalists for the vacant position of dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University, and director of the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station. According to search committee director Cyril Clarke, the committee plans to bring the candidates out for on-campus and statewide interviews […]
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