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Grow healthy food and essential plants, design and create sustainable landscapes, and discover how plants improve people’s lives and livelihoods in the Department of Horticulture.
Our food and farming programs solve problems and create opportunities for farmers and horticultural industries in Oregon and the nation.
Our programs in environmental management of natural and built environments combine horticultural, restoration, and social sciences to enhance lives and livelihoods.
"Maybe you have a lawn full of difficult-to-control weeds like annual bluegrass or rough bluegrass and you want to start over," said Alec Kowalewski, turfgrass specialist with OSU. (Oregonian)
Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers such as roses and highly modified annuals, such as marigolds, to keep them blooming, said Heather Stoven, a horticulturist with OSU. (Oregonian)
The least toxic and effective methods are always considered first, according to OSU researchers Andy Hulting, a weed control specialist, and Gail Langellotto, an entomologist. (Oregonian)
Peter Shearer is an entomology professor at Oregon State University and an expert on the brown marmorated stink bug. (Northwest News)
The Oregon Snowflake Flowering Currant is from Ryan Contreras, a plant breeder and assistant professor of horticulture at Oregon State University. (Capital Press)