Agriculture and Natural Resources

OSU Extension Seed to Supper offers resources for growing food on a budget

Seed to Supper is a free, comprehensive, six-week beginning gardening course that was co-created by the Oregon Food Bank and the Oregon State University Extension Service. Seed to Supper focuses on serving communities who have ...

Apr 2024 | Impact Story

First aid training helps North-Central Oregon farmers prepare for accidents

Research has shown that the estimated costs for agricultural injuries are a surprisingly high economic burden. Farm owners and farm workers need specialized first aid training to deal with severe traumatic injuries that have the ...

Apr 2024 | Impact Story

Extension partnership focuses on reduction of invasive annual grasses in Wallowa County

Invasive annual grasses were first reported in Wallowa County over 50 years ago. Initially they were found as outliers – a single small and inconspicuous plant. Today, however, these annual invaders are scattered countywide, from...

Apr 2024 | Impact Story

Living on the Land supports small-acreage landowners in the south Willamette Valley

Living on the Land Stewardship for Small Acreages is a class series that teaches small-acreage landowners and land managers how to improve their management practices with natural resources in mind. The Oregon State University ...

Apr 2024 | Impact Story

VIT TECH provides continuing education resources for northeast Oregon viticulturists

Continuing education provides an opportunity for agricultural producers to learn about advances in research and improved practices and earn pesticide recertification credits. VIT TECH was established by Oregon State University Extension ...

Apr 2024 | Impact Story

Extension collaboration helps develop first-of-its-kind stream assessment tool

Riparian areas – which are associated with streams, rivers, creeks and wetlands – support 80% of wildlife in arid rangelands but comprise only about 2% of sagebrush landscapes. In recent years natural resource professionals who...

Apr 2024 | Impact Story

Extension research leads to change in the management of clover seed weevil

Clover seed weevil is a serious insect pest that impacts Willamette Valley's white clover seed production. Historically, clover seed growers have relied heavily on broad-spectrum pyrethroid insecticides, including bifenthrin, as a ...

Apr 2024 | Impact Story

Agriculture education program educates, empowers Indigenous youths

The average age of agricultural producers continues to rise in the United States, to 57.5 years according to the latest statistics. As they retire, there is a need for the next generation of producers to grow food, fuel and...

Mar 2024 | Impact Story

Extension research educates producers on leaf removal in Oregon vineyards

Wine grape vineyards are highly susceptible to powdery mildew and botrytis bunch rot, two fungal diseases that can destroy the grape crop and result in unsellable wine if not prevented and managed appropriately. One non-chemical ...

Mar 2024 | Impact Story

OSU Extension hemp web resources reach local, state, national and global audiences

The hemp industry is emerging not only in Oregon, but also across the United States and many parts of the world. However, there is a lack of information on hemp production methods, pest management, federal rules and ...

Mar 2024 | Impact Story