About the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences: Through its world-class research on agriculture and food systems, natural resource management, rural economic development and human health, the College provides solutions to Oregon’s most pressing challenges and contributes to a sustainable environment and a prosperous future for Oregonians.

Oregon State research highlights importance of large wood in streams for land-based animals

Land managers have invested millions of dollars annually since the 1980s to place large pieces of wood back in streams, owing primarily to its importance for fish habitat. But little is known about how large wood in streams impacts birds and land-based animals.

OSU Extension set to release tiny wasp that targets destructive fruit fly

U.S. Department of Agriculture has permitted release of the wasp (Ganaspis brasiliensis), which attacks destructive spotted wing drosophla.

Oregon State University Art about Agriculture exhibit to visit Corvallis, Baker City, Newport

Art About Agriculture’s annual exhibition of agriculture and natural resource-themed artwork by Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences has started a statewide tour in Corvallis and will continue on to Baker City and Newport in the coming months.

Study provides long-term look at ways to control wildfire in sagebrush steppe ecosystem

New research led by an Oregon State University scientist provides the first long-term study of methods to control the spread of wildfire in the sagebrush steppe ecosystem that dominates parts of the western United States.

Oregon State research helps provide scientific framework for psilocybin use in therapeutic settings

A new paper by an Oregon State University-led research team provides a scientific framework to help shape the rollout of a program in Oregon that will legally permit the use of psilocybin for therapeutic reasons.

Tiny tire particles inhibit growth of organisms in freshwater, coastal estuaries, studies find

Small particles from tires inhibited the growth and caused adverse behavioral changes in organisms found in freshwater and coastal estuary ecosystems, two new Oregon State University studies found.

Oregon State researchers makes key advance in turning apple waste into packaging material

A new study by Oregon State University scientists outlines a key advance in turning apple waste into an environmentally friendly packaging material that could serve as an alternative to plastic.

Wildfire smoke’s impact on wine topic of next Oregon State Science Pub talk

The impact of wildfire smoke on wine and grapes will be the topic of Oregon State University’s Science Pub on Feb. 14.

Decreasing development on forest and agricultural land partly driven by gas prices, study finds

A new study found a steep decline in the development of forest and agricultural land from 2000 to 2015 compared to the previous two decades, which resulted in a broad shift towards denser development patterns throughout the U.S. A primary culprit was rising gas prices.

Researchers develop automated method to identify fish calls underwater

An Oregon State University research team and collaborators have developed an automated method that can accurately identify calls from a family of fishes.

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