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.

OSU Extension Service Master Gardener awards announced

The awardees are among the nearly 2,900 Master Gardeners who work with Extension to share their knowledge of sustainable gardening practices across 26 Oregon counties.

Fertilizing vegetables mid-summer gives plants a boost

So, your vegetable garden is growing lush and fruitful – or not. If the latter is true, you may need to feed your plants.

How to care for heat-damaged plants

Go ahead and cut off dead flowers on heat-burned plants, but try to resist the urge to remove partially dead leaves.

Invasive jumping worms leap into Oregon

Jumping worms stay in the debris on top and eat two to three times the amount of leaf litter as the other worms.

Tips for gardening in extreme heat

Keep hydrated. Carry a water bottle – and use it! You need water as much as your plants do.

OSU accelerates local efforts to improve Latinx vaccine confidence and uptake

Oregon's Latinx population has been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and whose vaccination rate lags behind other races and ethnicities.

Growing vigorous kiwi takes care and a strong trellis

Kiwifruit need some attention to yield the large amount of fruit they’re capable of producing.

Southern Oregon wine grapes may need less water, OSU Extension study shows

Levin estimated annual wine grape needs at 11.4 inches annually, depending on time of year – a vast difference for water-starved southern Oregon, which is already bracing for another drought.

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