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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 ...

Extension adult exercise programs keep Oregonians active during COVID-19

Physical activity is important to both physical and emotional health, and it can help strengthen the immune system. Walk With Ease and StrongWomen & StrongPeople are two popular Oregon State University Family and Community ...

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 ...

Central Oregon Forage Seminar boosts industry knowledge

Crooks, Deschutes and Jefferson counties in central Oregon have a large number of forage producers who want the latest information and research available to help them manage their forage operations better. Producers and agribusiness...

OSU Extension home food preservation responds to pandemic

Home food preservation is popular in Oregon. A growing segment of the population wish to consume foods produced locally, or control the contents of their food, or reduce waste, or prepare for emergencies and reestablish the ...

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 helps create management framework, field guide to address threats to sagebrush ecosystem

The invasion of annual grasses, an unprecedented rise in wildfire, and encroachment by conifers have substantially contributed to a 50-percent reduction in Oregon’s sagebrush ecosystem over the past 150 years. Such extensive habitat...

OSU Extension helps ranchers follow strict new antibiotic rules

Antibiotics are an effective weapon against bacterial disease. But because they’re used widely in both animals and humans, some bacteria have evolved into deadly, drug-resistant super-strains. About 2 million people in the U.S. are...