January - 2022

January - 2022
Image shows two full glass steins of beer with a foamy top Study from OSU researcher shows how alcohol dampens response to uncertain stressors

When drinking for stress relief, people may make risky decisions because the alcohol affects how much they worry about unknown or unpredictable stressors, new research from Oregon State University shows.

Salpinganthium hispaniolanum Oregon State scientists identify new genus and species of legume, now mysteriously extinct

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University researchers have described a new legume tree from flowers embedded in several lumps of amber recovered from deep within an amber mine in the mountains of the Dominican Republic.

Steelhead Oregon State researchers explore ways to make hatchery steelhead more like wild fish

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hatchery-raised steelhead trout have offspring that are good at gaining size under hatchery conditions but don’t survive as well in streams as steelhead whose parents are wild fish, new research by Oregon State University shows. 

Bagged apples. Love them or leave them: Fruit trees take plenty of work

Research has resulted in easier methods of dealing with pests and diseases, from resistant trees to low-toxicity products.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and committees to meet January 27-28

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28 in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union on the university’s Corvallis campus. The Memorial Union is located at 2501 SW Jefferson Way.

Keynote speech at Oregon State’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration rescheduled due to speaker’s role with federal voting rights legislation

LaTosha Brown, the keynote speaker for Oregon State University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, will be unable to speak Monday, Jan. 17, on OSU’s Corvallis campus due to her involvement supporting federal voting rights legislation currently being debated in Washington, D.C.

Oregon State University Board of Trustees names new board secretary

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Thursday named Jackie Bangs as its new board secretary.

Stock image of Waldo Hall, red and yellow brick building with black roof and arched entry Self-perceptions of aging and stress have significant impact on physical health, OSU study finds

As adults age, it’s common to start thinking about how getting older affects their energy, physical health and cognitive well-being.

Woman in sunshine Oregon State University research suggests possibility of vaccine to prevent skin cancer

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy suggests that a vaccine stimulating production of a protein critical to the skin’s antioxidant network could help people bolster their defenses against skin cancer.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU presidential search listening sessions being held

The Oregon State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee is holding listening sessions with members of the university and broader community to gather input about the qualities and characteristics desired in OSU’s next president. Input also will be gathered regarding key opportunities and challenges facing the university that a new president may face.

Austin Hall at sunrise Men are more likely to respond negatively to gender threats in the workplace than women, research finds

When male workers believe their gender status is threatened, they are more likely than their female counterparts to engage in deviant behavior such as lying, cheating or stealing in the workplace, new research suggests.

Hemp Oregon State research shows hemp compounds prevent coronavirus from entering human cells

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.

Chinook salmon in river New research on magnetite in salmon noses illuminates understanding of sensory mechanisms enabling magnetic perception across life

In a paper published this week, an international team of researchers, including scientists from Oregon State University, suggest magnetite crystals that form inside specialized receptor cells of salmon and other animals may have roots in ancient genetic systems that were developed by bacteria and passed to animals long ago through evolutionary genetics.

Oregon State names new dean of College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Dr. Brian Primack, a dean at the University of Arkansas with a 20-year career of advancing health and higher education initiatives, has been named dean of Oregon State University’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences. He will start June 30, 2022.

Fisher, photo by ODFW Fishers facing pressure from wildfires, salvage logging, OSU research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The recovery of the fisher, a charismatic, long-tailed forest carnivore, will likely be hindered by the increasing frequency and intensity of future wildfires, new research by Oregon State University indicates.

Cape Perpetua pic by Tanya Harvey Coastal ecosystem being destabilized by climate change, Oregon State research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ecological communities on the Oregon coast are being subtly destabilized by the pressures of climate change despite giving an appearance of stress resistance, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Moisture damage on wood. Stay on top of moisture and insect damage or pay the price

What should you do if you find an ant or termite infestation? First, don't panic. Chances are the damage has been there awhile and a few more months isn't going to make any difference.

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.

compressed air energy storage Chemical reactions enhance efficiency of key energy storage method, OSU research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering has uncovered a way to improve the efficiency of a type of grid-scale storage crucial for a global transition toward renewable energy.

aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees to hold special meeting Jan. 13

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Jan. 13 to consider the appointment of a new board secretary.

Stock image of Bexell Hall at OSU, blocky red brick building in the snow OSU study reveals how COVID shutdowns, restrictions affected countries’ electricity use

A new study from Oregon State University found that countries with stricter COVID-19 lockdowns and larger decreases in local travel early in the pandemic experienced steeper declines in electricity use than countries with more lax restrictions.

Public invited to view livestream of implosion of west side of Oregon State’s Reser Stadium

The public is invited to view a livestream of the implosion of the west side of Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium the morning of Friday, Jan. 7, as part of a $153 million project to complete Reser Stadium.

Selmet Inc. OSU research finds way to scrub carbon dioxide from factory emissions, make useful products

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Carbon dioxide can be harvested from smokestacks and used to create commercially valuable chemicals thanks to a novel compound developed by a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University researcher.

December - 2021

December - 2021
Trees to Know in Oregon and Washington Top 12 gardening stories of 2021

We present a dozen stories that rose to the top in 2021.

Stock image of Milam Hall, red-brick building at OSU Pregnant women living near fracking sites face higher risk of hypertension, OSU study finds

In a study of nearly three million births over 13 years, Oregon State University researchers found that pregnant women living in close proximity to oil or gas drilling sites in Texas were more likely to have hypertension compared to those who lived farther away.

Blue-gloved hands pipetting in a sterile hood in the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Oregon State Veterinary Diagnostic lab receives 3 grants to expand emergency response capacity

Three grants from the National Animal Health Laboratory Network will allow the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory housed at Oregon State University to continue to expand its role in responding to large disease outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State plans for in-person instruction on Jan. 3; will require booster shots

Oregon State University plans to resume in-person instruction and other university activities and operations on Jan. 3 as planned at all of its campuses and locations.

Close-up image of an adult female gray whale's head nuzzling up close to her calf in the water Meet some of Oregon’s most recognizable gray whales via new OSU website

Scarlett is known for the large scar on her back. Equal bears the mark of a boat propeller injury. Roller Skate’s fluke was damaged due to entanglement with fishing gear. Solé has a favorite foraging ground she returns to each year.

Image of red-orange glow of wildfire and smoke creeping over a darkened hillside at night OSU winter lecture series will explore what a future with frequent wildfires means for community

An Oregon State University remote lecture series starting in January will host speakers who will discuss what living with wildfire looks like in practice, both as individuals and as communities. 

Oregon State Science Pub to feature speaker who uses dance to communicate science

A recent doctoral graduate of Oregon State University who won a national contest for using dance to communicate her research will be the speaker at Oregon State’s Science Pub on Jan. 10.

Sources of dietary fiber Dietary fiber improves outcomes for melanoma patients on immunotherapy, research shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Melanoma patients receiving therapy that makes it easier for their immune system to kill cancer cells respond to treatment better when their diet is rich in fiber, according to a large, international research collaboration that includes the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy

Meat market OSU Extension Small Farms Program will use grants to strengthen Oregon’s food systems

OSU Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems and the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network received more than $800,000 in grant money.

Elliott forest Public invited to presentation on Elliott State Research Forest financial analysis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host a public information session on Tuesday, Dec. 21, to discuss a budget model for management of the Elliott State Forest as the publicly owned Elliott State Research Forest.

View of restored wetlands in the Tillamook Bay Benefits of Tillamook Bay wetlands restoration extend far beyond the scope of initial project, report finds

A 443-acre tidal wetland habitat restoration project in Oregon’s Tillamook Bay designed to reduce flooding and improve salmon habitat also brought a host of other socioeconomic benefits to the community, a new report from Oregon State University researchers shows.

North Atlantic, photo courtesy Luis Bolaños, OSU Gas-passing plankton illumine another piece of the carbon cycle puzzle

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The ocean’s most abundant life form, a type of bacteria discovered by Oregon State University, consumes an organic compound commonly found in solvents like paint remover, a new study by OSU shows.

Mount Jefferson, photo by Steve Lundeberg Scientists urge creating strategic forest reserves to mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The United States should immediately move to create a collection of strategic forest reserves in the Western U.S. to fight climate change and safeguard biodiversity, according to a scientific collaboration led by an Oregon State University ecologist.

The contents of the classroom seed kit are laid out on a table, including seed packets, peat pots and spray bottles. OSU Extension statewide seed giveaway set to return for third year

Starting in January, individuals and households, schools and groups can sign up to receive an individual/household seed kit, group kit or seed-starting teacher classroom kit through the mail. 

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State University approves timeline for hiring new president

The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a presidential search process to name a new OSU president by the end of May and voted to elect a new board chair and vice chair.

Co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund to give keynote at OSU’s Martin Luther King Jr. event

LaTosha Brown, a leader in national efforts to build Black political engagement and expand voter access, will be the keynote speaker at Oregon State University’s 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Jan. 17, 2022.

Zhenxing Feng Oregon State researchers develop advanced catalysts for clean hydrogen production

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research into the design of catalysts has shown that hydrogen can be cleanly produced with much greater efficiency and at a lower cost than is possible with current commercially available catalysts.

Brian D. Wood OSU research enables a key step toward personalized medicine: modeling biological systems

CORVALIS, Ore. – A new study by the Oregon State University College of Engineering shows that machine learning techniques can offer powerful new tools for advancing personalized medicine, care that optimizes outcomes for individual patients based on unique aspects of their biology and disease features.

aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon public universities reach historic 5-year contract with SEIU, secure compensation increases, healthcare benefits through June 2026

Bargaining teams representing Oregon’s seven public universities and classified union employees have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract, the longest ever between the two parties.

microfluidic photoreactor Microfluidics show promise as safer, simpler treatment option for severe neonatal jaundice

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering has led to a promising potential therapy for neonatal jaundice that’s more safe, simple and convenient than the blood transfusions currently given to babies suffering from the most dangerous forms of the condition.

Grand fir and noble fir. ‘Trees to Know’ guidebook helps identify Christmas trees

Make it fun by challenging everyone to find each of the most common Christmas trees: Douglas-fir, noble fir and grand fir.

     

    Oregon State University names new dean of libraries

    Anne-Marie Deitering, who has served as interim university librarian and held a series of leadership roles at Oregon State University during the past 18 years, has been named the Donald and Delpha Campbell Dean of Libraries for OSU.

    Completing Reser Stadium project includes implosion of stadium’s west side

    A $153 million project to complete Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium will include the implosion of the stadium’s west side on Jan. 7.

    Arches NP, photo by David Patton, Riding The Edge Photography Climate mapping algorithm developed at OSU shows temperatures rising, especially daily lows

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University’s new maps of 30-year U.S. climate “normals” show the area east of the Rockies is getting wetter, the Southwest is getting drier, and temperatures are inching upward – with daily lows rising faster than daily highs.

    November - 2021

    November - 2021
    Warm-water habitat ‘pays the bills,’ allowing cold-water fish to fuel up

    New Oregon State University research shows that warm-water habitats can be critically important for the survival of cold-water fish such as trout and salmon.

    aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State Board of Trustees to meet December 10

    The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet Friday, Dec. 10 to consider an update to the proposed presidential search timeline and process; elect board officers; and consider the appointment of the board secretary.

    Zhenxing Feng and student OSU research pushes auto industry closer to clean cars powered by direct ethanol fuel cells

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Alternative-energy research at Oregon State University is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered by direct-ethanol fuel cells.

    Bahman Abbasi OSU-Cascades spinout is semifinalist in $4 million federal lithium extraction contest

    BEND, Ore. – A company started by an Oregon State University – Cascades researcher is a semifinalist in a $4 million federal competition to develop green, economically viable methods for extracting from geothermal brine a chemical element important for electric vehicles.

    Postfire snow, photo by Kelly Gleason, OSU Snow cover critical for revegetation following high-severity forest fires, OSU study shows

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – How much and how long a severely burned Pacific Northwest mountain landscape stays blanketed in winter snow is a key factor in the return of vegetation, research by Oregon State University and the University of Nevada, Reno shows.

    Arborvitae hedge. Arborvitae stands tall as easy-care hedge

    When finding a location for arborvitae in the garden look for full sun and well-drained soil.

    Oregon State University presidential search committee named

    Members of a search committee have been named to help Oregon State University’s Board of Trustees select the university’s next president.

     

     

    aerial view of Memorial Union building Five new members appointed to Oregon State University Board of Trustees

    The Oregon Legislature on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of five new members to the Oregon State University Board of Trustees.

    fossilized needles at tip of stems OSU study yields a first in fossil research: Seeds sprouting from an amber-encased pine cone

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University research has uncovered the first fossil evidence of a rare botanical condition known as precocious germination in which seeds sprout before leaving the fruit.

    A dark-haired woman in labor leans against the edge of a water-birth tub while a birthing coach crouches next to her. Major water birth safety study from OSU finds no increased risk of death, major trauma

    Oregon State University researchers have conducted the largest study of water births to date and found they were associated with better overall outcomes than non-water births. 

    Hemlock and fir OSU to host mini-symposium on 2021 ‘heat dome’ event and impact on PNW forests and trees

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – The effect on trees of this year’s early summer Pacific Northwest heat wave is the subject of a Nov. 19 event hosted by the Oregon State University College of Forestry.

    Corals Climate change will destroy familiar environments, create new ones and undermine efforts to protect sea life

    Climate change is altering familiar conditions of the world’s oceans and creating new environments that could undermine efforts to protect sea life in the world’s largest marine protected areas, new research from Oregon State University shows.

    New computer model is a key step toward low-temperature preservation of 3D tissues, organs

    Medical science is a key step closer to the cryopreservation of brain slices used in neurological research, pancreatic cells for the treatment of diabetes and even whole organs thanks to a new computer model that predicts how tissue’s size will change during the preservation process.

    OSU-Cascades fall enrollment shows an increase in degree-seeking students, students taking more classes

    The number of students pursuing degrees in fall term at Oregon State University – Cascades increased 2% over the previous year, and students are taking significantly more courses.

    Oregon State fall enrollment sets record, driven by in-person and online offerings

    Oregon State University’s fall 2021 enrollment again has reached record levels, with strong demand for in-person and online classes, a continued rise in students of color and surging interest in an OSU education from out-of-state students.

    Kids raking leaves Dodge the raindrops and finish fall garden tasks

    Gardeners tend to think of fall as the time to put bulbs in the ground, but the warm soil and increasing moisture make it a great time to plant most anything.

    October - 2021

    October - 2021
    Oregon State receives $7.65 million grant to study impact of smoke on grapes and wine

    Oregon State University researchers and a team of West Coast university collaborators have received a $7.65 million grant to study the impact of smoke exposure on grapes, a project that will provide critical knowledge to grape growers and winery owners severely impacted by widespread wildfire smoke in recent years.

    Aim for frustrating yet achievable challenges to keep brain active, OSU Provost’s Lecture Series speaker says

    Neuroscientist, author and entrepreneur David Eagleman stressed that the brain is ever changing and encouraged people to seek difficult challenges to keep their aging brains active as part of Oregon State University’s Provost’s Lecture Series on Wednesday.

    Camp Fire as seen from space Study of destructive California fire finds resilience planning must account for socially vulnerable

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Effective resiliency planning must account for the socially vulnerable and the many ways that schools and health care facilities serve and connect those people to their community, according to researchers who examined the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire that devastated Paradise, California.

    Oregon State Science Pub talk to focus on how to grow a quality Christmas tree

    Oregon State University Extension’s Christmas tree specialist will talk about what it takes to grow a quality Christmas tree at OSU’s Science Pub on Nov. 8.

    Cancer cells Cancer cells change shape, how they move to invade different types of tissue, OSU research shows

    Oregon State University research has shed new light on the way malignant cells change their shape and migration techniques to invade different types of tissue.

    Snowpack research pic by Kendra Sharp Citizen scientists’ contributions a boon to snowpack modeling, OSU research shows

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Data gathered by backcountry skiers, avalanche forecasters and other snow recreationists and professionals has the potential to greatly improve snowpack modeling, research by the Oregon State University College of Engineering indicates.

    Artistic renderings of sea creatures in black ink on canvases hanging on a all ‘Blue Heart,’ an exhibit of the Japanese folk art of fish rubbing, on display at Hatfield Marine Science Center

    An exhibit of works featuring the traditional Japanese folk art style of gyotaku, or fish rubbing, is now on display in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

     

    Retired Marine Corps lieutenant general to speak about cyber trends and national security

    Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Lori Reynolds, whose career culminated with a leadership role tackling the new warfare areas of space and cyberspace, will deliver a virtual presentation sponsored by Oregon State University at 4 p.m. Oct. 28.

    Fireplace Photo by USDA. Sweep wood ash from the fireplace to the garden

    As you clean the fireplace, do your plants a favor and sprinkle the ashes in the garden instead of throwing them in the garbage.

    OSU’s Marine Mammal Institute to develop wildlife distribution models to inform wind energy development

    Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute has been awarded a $2 million grant to collect data about distribution and density of marine mammals and seabirds that will be used to inform decisions about offshore wind energy development.

    poinsettia Start now to get color from last year’s poinsettias in time for the holidays

    To make a poinsettia bloom in early winter, indoor gardeners simply need to adjust the amount of light and darkness to "fool" the plant.

    Headshot of David Eagleman, who looks straight at the camera over his arms folded in front of him Neuroscientist David Eagleman to deliver lecture on the power of the brain on Oct. 27 at OSU

    Neuroscientist, author and entrepreneur David Eagleman will deliver an address on brain plasticity and how the brain is constantly reconfiguring its own circuitry on Wednesday, Oct. 27 as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series at Oregon State University.

    Study yields insights into the ecology of fishing jaguars, including rare social interactions

    Oregon State University researchers and a team of international scientists have gained new insights into the diet, population density and social interactions of a group of Brazilian jaguars.

    Sunshine OSU study: After two hours, sunscreen that includes zinc oxide loses effectiveness, becomes toxic

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, a common ingredient, loses much of its effectiveness and becomes toxic after two hours of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, according to a collaboration that included Oregon State University scientists.

    Nordica MacCarty Oregon State receives $2.5 million grant to create wood stoves that burn more cleanly

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – A team of Oregon State University researchers has received a $2.5 million federal grant to work on reducing harmful emissions from wood-burning stoves, a primary source of heat in Native American communities and in low-resource areas in the United States.

    Sage grouse Sage grouse studies find mixed results from hunting restrictions in West

    Conservation of the birds prompted research led by the Oregon State University Extension Service to determine whether hunting affects the birds’ population.

    aerial view of Memorial Union building Oregon State trustees approve preliminary plans for presidential search

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved preliminary plans for an open search process to begin in this month for the selection of the university’s next president.

    marine carbon cycle Oregon State microbiology research furthers understanding of ocean’s role in carbon cycling

    Microbiology researchers at Oregon State University have shed new light on the mechanisms of carbon cycling in the ocean, using a novel approach to track which microbes are consuming different types of organic carbon produced by common phytoplankton species.

    Image of coho salmon spawning in an Oregon stream Genetic analysis reveals differences in mate choice between wild and hatchery coho salmon

    A new study of the genetic profiles of wild and hatchery coho salmon demonstrates important distinctions in how the two types of fish form mating pairs.

     

    Image is a close up of a blossom on a hemp plant. Oregon State receives $10 million grant to study hemp market in western U.S.

    Oregon State University’s Global Hemp Innovation Center has been awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to define economic opportunities for hemp in the western United States.

    Stock image of Waldo Hall, where the researcher's office is located OSU heart disease study highlights need for more data on Asian American, Pacific Islander groups

    A recent Oregon State University study on cardiovascular disease among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders revealed more about the lack of scientific literature on racial and ethnic groups with small populations than about the overall risk factors and heart disease rates.

    Oregon State Science Pub talk to focus on using Star Trek to make the world a better place

    The Oregon State University Science Pub on Oct. 11 will focus on how science fiction like Star Trek movies and television programs may strengthen hope for building a better future when the world seems overcome with crises.

    Oregon State honored with national diversity and inclusion award for fourth straight year

    Oregon State University has received a national award for the fourth straight year that honors colleges and universities for having a campus culture committed to diversity and inclusion.

    Eograminis balticus with insect Oregon State fossil research leads to first description of grass in Baltic amber

    Amber research by the Oregon State University College of Science has produced the first definite identification of grass in fossilized tree resin from the Baltic region, home to the world’s most well-known amber deposits.

    Saving seeds is a rewarding garden experience. Photo by Lynn Ketchum. Seize some seeds from the garden for planting next year

    The key to saving seed is selecting open-pollinated or heirloom plants, which produce offspring with the same traits.

    Stock photo of Milam Hall, classic looking red-brick building Medical mistrust, misinformation factor into Latino vaccine hesitancy, OSU study finds

    Lack of trusted medical sources, traumatic past experiences with medical care and widespread misinformation have contributed to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Latino communities, a new Oregon State University study found.

    September - 2021

    September - 2021
    Close-up front view of a buffalo looking straight at the camera over enclosure bars. It has a big nose. OSU study on African buffalo offers insights on persistence of highly contagious pathogens

    A new Oregon State University study on foot-and-mouth disease among buffalo in South Africa could help explain how certain extremely contagious pathogens are able to persist and reach endemic stage in a population, long after they’ve burned through their initial pool of susceptible hosts.

    Value of Oregon agriculture, food and fiber sector exceeds $42 billion, number of farms grow, report shows

    More than 2,000 new farms were established in Oregon in recent years, and the total value of state’s agriculture, food and fiber sector exceeds $42 billion, according to a new economic analysis report by Oregon State University researchers.

    Metolius flux tower OSU research helps uncover strikingly simple means of diagnosing ecosystem health

    An international collaboration including Oregon State University researcher Bev Law says the health of a terrestrial ecosystem can be largely determined by three variables: vegetations’ ability to uptake carbon, its efficiency in using carbon and its efficiency in using water.

    A red chicken looking very threatening and/or pensive Adding foliage to your chicken habitat may help increase growth, reduce infection, OSU study finds

    A recent study from Oregon State University’s veterinary college found that planting hedgerows in pasture-raised chicken farms may reduce heat stress to help certain chicken breeds grow faster and increase their immune response to better enable them to fight off pathogens.

    aerial view of Memorial Union building OSU Board of Trustees and Committees to meet October 6-8

    The Oregon State University Board of Trustees will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 in the Horizon Room of the Memorial Union on the university’s Corvallis campus.

    Forest fuels monitoring OSU study: Thinning moderates forest fire behavior even without prescribed burns – for a while

    Mechanical thinning alone can calm the intensity of future wildfires for many years, and prescribed burns lengthen thinning’s effectiveness, according to Oregon State University research involving a seasonally dry ponderosa pine forest in northeastern Oregon.

    It's time to plant garlic. Photo by Lynn Ketchum. Get your garlic on: A primer on planting, growing and harvesting

    September through November is the best time to plant garlic.

    Non-native fish are main consumers of salmon in reservoirs, researchers find

    When warmwater fish species like bass, walleye and crappie that are not native to the Pacific Northwest, but prized by some anglers, overlap with baby spring chinook salmon in reservoirs in Oregon’s Willamette River they consume more baby salmon than native fish per individual, new research found.

    Image of a large gray jug with a sample of the dark, reflective material next to it OSU startup Inpria nets $514M acquisition for trailblazing chemical manufacturing

    Inpria Corporation, which got its start at Oregon State University and whose revolutionary material used in microchips has attracted investors such as Intel and Samsung, has agreed to be acquired by Japanese firm JSR for $514 million.

    transition metal molecules Oregon State to lead Department of Energy project to capture carbon dioxide from the air

    CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University chemistry professor May Nyman has been selected as one of the leaders of a $24 million federal effort to develop technologies for combating climate change by extracting carbon from the air.

    Give plants a head start by planting in fall

    As more people push to plant in autumn, garden stores are stocking more at the end of summer.

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