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.

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.

Red blotch – a vapid vineyard virus

A vineyard in Oregon’s Eola Amity Hills AVA at harvest.

“My colleagues in the East, Midwest, Canada, and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest report red blotch, but it seems to be more prevalent in Oregon and California, and less so in Washington,” said Patricia Skinkis, viticulture extension specialist at Oregon State University.

Central Oregon bat survey shows value and scale-up potential of citizen science

Spotted Bat

Bat researchers say a project in Central Oregon shows citizen science’s strong potential for helping ecologists learn more about one of the least understood groups of mammals.

Dr. Silvia Rondon has been appointed director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center (OIPMC) effective

Dr. Silvia Rondon

Faculty, Staff and Friends of the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Silvia Rondon has been appointed director of the Oregon Integrated Pest Management Center (OIPMC) effective July 1, 2021.

OSU Extension’s statewide network encourages participation in vaccinations

OSU Extension Service: Deschutes County

From the Oregon Coast to the eastern rangelands, the Oregon State University Extension Service is collaborating to build knowledge, confidence and participation in COVID-19 vaccinations.