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Producing a weed-mapping tool that helps growers with their bottom line

Battling weed infestations on farms is an ongoing fight that is often reactive instead of proactive. Weeds begin to grow as irregular patches and then can expand to the entire field, where they become more difficult to ...

OSU plant pathologists monitor new wheat virus

Wheat in Oregon is a $300 million industry, and a $2 billion industry in the Pacific Northwest, so growers keep an eye out for diseases that can affect their yield and quality. Soilborne wheat mosaic virus is responsible ...

Extension rangeland faculty help mitigate spread of invasive grasses

Invasive annual grasses are a threat to the Great Basin desert ecosystem that includes much of eastern Oregon. They compromise habitat diversity for important wildlife species such as the greater sage-grouse. They shorten the ...

Forest project focuses on planning and managing for fire at landscape scale

Federal agencies, state government, collaborative groups and businesses have been attempting to increase the pace and scale of restoration in fire-adapted forests east of the Cascades in Oregon. But achieving landscape-scale outcomes ...

Urban-Rural Exchange helps children see the world through different eyes

The difference between urban and rural youth is a wide one. Children grow up in different environments and have different beliefs. That can lead to conflict. To bridge the gulf, the OSU Extension Service 4-H started the ...

Practical applications discovered for western juniper

Due to changes in land management practices, wildfire suppression in particular, western juniper acreage in the western United States has increased dramatically in the past 100 years. Thinning juniper stands helps restore rangelands ...

OSU helps cattle ranchers, environmentalists save sage-grouse

Oregon is home to 1.3 million head of cattle, valued at almost $700 million, many of which graze on sagebrush grassland. But some of that same land is also home to the greater sage-grouse. The bird occupies about half of...

OSU keeps forests healthy and productive

A serious epidemic of Swiss needle cast has hit the west slope of the Oregon Coast Range. This native fungal foliage disease can significantly reduce growth rates and the competitiveness of Douglas-fir, the most important timber...

Youth ride into one-of-a-kind learning experience on 4-H Wagon Train

Positive youth development programs that are multi-generational, diverse, family-centered and non-competitive are important lifelong learning opportunities not often available in today’s society. To help connect youth with elders and ...

Students fly high in STEM aviation program

In rural communities it’s especially difficult to connect underserved youth to a career pathway in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields. At the same time, there is a deficit of workers in those occupations. ...