Ranchers attracted to regenerative agriculture for reasons other than climate change mitigation

Regenerative ranching, a holistic approach to managing grazing lands, enhances ranchers’ adaptive capacity and socioeconomic well-being while also providing an opportunity to mitigate climate change, a new study from Oregon State University has found.

OSU viticulture expert named president of American Society for Enology and Viticulture

Patty Skinkis, professor and Extension viticulture specialist in the Department of Horticulture, has been confirmed as 2020-2021 president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture

A 40-year journey leads to a new truffle species

Forty years after Dan Luoma found an unsual truffle collection, scientists confirmed it is a new species and named it after Luoma. 

Fun, creative Healthy Beaver Bags help meet student food security needs

Emily Faltesek developed Healthy Beaver Bags to give students a fun, creative option for grocery assistance at a time when food insecurity is on the rise. 

 

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.

Honeybee lives shortened after exposure to two widely used pesticides

Honeybee researchers in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences found detrimental effects in honeybees exposed to Transform and Sivanto, which are both registered for use in the United States and were developed to be more compatible with bee health.

Plant detectives develop new way to trace global spread of major plant disease

A team led by Oregon State University scientists has developed a way to potentially thwart the spread of a disease-causing bacterium that harms more than 100 plant species worldwide, an advance that could save the nursery industry billions of dollars a year.

Agricultural Research Foundation announces changes

Arp named leader, Karow retires

Researchers identify successful biological control for destructive fruit fly

A parasitic wasp has shown tremendous potential attacking and controlling spotted wing drosophila – an invasive, destructive fruit fly that costs Oregon growers close to a billion dollars a year.

Christmas tree shopping season is beginning to look a lot like 2018

This year’s Christmas tree shopping season is beginning to look a lot like 2018, with a tight supply and similar prices, according to Oregon State University Extension’s Christmas tree specialist.

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