Japanese agreement with OSU lab paves way for smoother trade of straw

Oregon grass seed farmers have struggled for years with endophyte, a fungus that can become toxic and harm livestock. Now a new agreement with Japan will allow testing at an OSU lab for endophyte and toxin levels.

Riparian zones recover quickly after fire, need little management

Riparian zones in many Northwest forests can recover quickly from forest fires on their own, and can re-generate some of the same ecosystem services - and tree species - without human intervention, a new study shows.