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.

Know when it’s time to harvest apples and pears

Apples and pears have different characteristics when it comes to harvest.

Now’s the time to spiff up ragged lawns

August and September are good time to whip your lawn back into shape, but starting over usually isn’t necessary.

 

Plan ahead for winter storage of pumpkins and squash

It's not time yet, but pretty soon you'll be harvesting pumpkins and squash and will need to store them correctly for long life.

Firefighters exposed to more potentially harmful chemicals than previously thought

The on-duty firefighters in the Kansas City, Missouri, area experienced higher exposures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAHs, which are a family of chemicals that are known to have the potential to cause cancer.

Butterflies wing their way into the garden with the proper room and board

And somewhere there must be a sunny spot for the butterflies to warm their blood. They rarely take flight when temperatures are below 60 degrees.

Get big flavor from tiny microgreens

Growing microgreens is fun, easy and a great activity to get kids involved in gardening.

OSU Extension food preservation hotline opens for the season

Calls to the hotline are expected to boom during the pandemic as people discover the satisfaction of growing and preserving their own food.

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