About the OSU Extension Service: The Oregon State University Extension Service shares research-based knowledge with people and communities in Oregon’s 36 counties. OSU Extension addresses issues that matter to urban and rural Oregonians. OSU Extension’s partnerships and programs contribute to a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for Oregon.

Beneficial bats help control insects in the garden

Bats can eat their weight in insects in one day, providing important pest control.

OSU Master Gardener state conference open to all

Speakers will cover everything from climate change to making a birdhouse.

Get a leg up by learning which vegetable varieties do best

OSU Extension Service releases a new publication on the best vegetables to grow in western Oregon gardens.

25 plants for attracting native bees to the garden

About 500 -- perhaps more -- native bees make Oregon their home. Gardens are important habitat for these important pollinators.

Dalliance with dahlias leads to 34-year love affair

With many sizes, forms and colors, dahlias light up the garden with variety.

Grow your own strawberries for sweet satisfaction

Choose June-bearing plants for a all-at-once harvest good for making jams, everbeariing for spring and fall harvest and day neutral for season-long harvest.

Expert tips for growing kiwifruit

Hardy kiwifruit go through freezing weather better than the familiar fuzzy kiwifruit, so they are a good candidate for the home garden.

Pucker up, it’s time to talk lemons

With their fragrant flowers and sweet flavor, Meyer lemons are a popular citrus to grow in a pot.

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