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Hay Growers Encouraged To Reduce Irrigation When Water Is Tight
Hay Growers Encouraged To Reduce Irrigation When Water Is Tight
According to a University of Idaho researcher, hay farmers looking to stretch a limited water supply should consider irrigating their second two cuttings at a significant deficit. Xi Liang, an associate professor of cropping systems agronomy at the U of I Aberdeen Research and Extension Center, has completed two years of a multi-state study evaluating the effects of planting configuration and irri
How Can You Protect Your Yard Vegetation This Summer?
How Can You Protect Your Yard Vegetation This Summer?
We’ve seen them across the state - patches of brown trees or shrubs on the side of the road or in what is typically a lush forest. “With the hot, dry summers we’ve had over the last number of years, and prolonged drought in some very droughty locations in eastern and southern Oregon, plants that traditionally used to do okay without being watered are having issues," said Weston Miller, a Hort
OSU Plans To Use Wasp To Fight Spotted Winged Drosophila
OSU Plans To Use Wasp To Fight Spotted Winged Drosophila
Oregon State University researchers are set to release a wasp discovered in South Korea, in an effort to combat an invasive fruit fly that causes $500 million in damage to the state’s fruit crops every year.  Professor Vaughn Walton led the team who found the parasitic wasp, and he says it should significantly reduce the need for expensive chemical pesticides. “The t...
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed In Washington’s Yakima, Oregon’s Polk counties
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed In Washington’s Yakima, Oregon’s Polk counties
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza continues to spread across the Pacific Northwest. Last week, the Oregon Department of Agriculture confirmed a case of bird flu in a backyard flock of ducks and geese in Polk County. The flock's owner notified a private veterinarian after the sudden death of at least one bird; meanwhile, other birds in the flock were displaying clinical signs consistent with HPAI

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