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

The research team, which included Environmental & Molecular Toxicology faculty Robyn Tanguay and Lisa Truong and graduate fellow Claudia Santillan, sought to answer important but largely neglected questions regarding the massive global sunscreen market, predicted by market data firm Statista to be worth more than $24 billion by the end of the decade.

Research explores dry farming possibilities

Oregon State University Dry Farming Project student research assistants Kelly Andrus, Asher Whitney and Meaghan Herlihy host a dry-farmed tomato tasting at the Corvallis Farmers Market.

Dry farming was more prevalent before farmers turned to irrigation, said Amy Garrett, president of the Dry Farming Institute and Oregon State University Extension small farms programs instructor. She’s met longtime dry farmers raising crops that researchers weren’t aware could be grown without irrigation.

Dr. David W. Bohnert Receives the Extension Award from the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science

Dr. David W. Bohnert

October 2021 – Dr. David W. Bohnert is the recipient of the Western Section American Society of Animal Science Extension Award, presented to him during the 2021 Western Section Meeting held in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sage grouse studies find mixed results from hunting restrictions in West

 sage grouse. Photo by Courtney Duchardt.

The distribution and abundance of greater and Gunnison sage grouse species has steadily declined in the region over the last century. Conservation of the birds prompted research led by the Oregon State University Extension Service to determine whether hunting affects the birds’ population.

Oregon State receives $10 million grant to study hemp market in western U.S.

Hemp plants being grown at the Oregon State University North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon. Photo: Oregon State University.

The five-year project is funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant program. Oregon State scientists are partnering with eight institutions across the nation on this research, which addresses the needs of Native American and other rural community businesses and farmers in a four-state Western Pacific region.

OSU student turns climate research into bilingual children's books, receives $100,000 scholarship

Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins, a PhD candidate from Oregon State University, has received a $100,000 scholarship to further his work of researching habitat refugia and turning his findings into a bilingual children’s book for Latino youth.

OSU Distinguished Professor receives $7M for wide-ranging study of biological impact of chemicals

zebra fish

Robyn Tanguay, a distinguished professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is the recipient of the eight-year grant in the field of predictive toxicology from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

College of Agricultural Sciences Continues Robust Research Through Pandemic

Strand Agriculture Hall

Robust research continued at the College of Agricultural Sciences through FY21 despite the challenges of a pandemic and lockdowns. We maintained last year’s significant 22% increase over FY19 and secured an additional $59M in funding, the second highest year of grant funding in the history of the college.

Dr. Silvia Rondon named Interim Director of HAREC

Dr. Silvia Rondon

The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University has appointed Dr. Silvia Rondon as the interim director of the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC). She is taking on the leadership role previously held by Dr. Clive Kaiser who recently stepped down to take a faculty position at Lincoln University in New Zealand.