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Learn more about this promising release from Oregon State University Department of Horticulture Plant Breeder Jim Myers.

Be prepared in the garden in case of a cold snap (Statesman Journal)

Be prepared in the garden in case of a cold snap (Statesman Journal)
There still is more than a month until April 15, when you can, on average, count on saying goodbye to frost, according to Al Shay, a horticulture professor at Oregon State University

Get ready for brown marmorated stink bug in 2015 (Growing Produce)

Get ready for brown marmorated stink bug in 2015 (Growing Produce)
The problem is using products such as pyrethroids and carbamates can ruin an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, notes Peter Shearer, an Oregon State University entomologist who has worked with Beaudoin. Shearer is a member of the national team, Stop BMSB, which consists of 50 scientists from 10 universities and USDA.

Noisy frogs, bloated tomatoes. What’s a home gardener to do? Call the OSU experts (Oregonian)

Noisy frogs, bloated tomatoes. What’s a home gardener to do? Call the OSU experts (Oregonian)
If you want to know when to prune roses or if a bloated can of tomatoes will make you sick, the Oregon State University Extension Service can help.

Two-day blueberry school to help growers (Statesman Journal)

Two-day blueberry school to help growers (Statesman Journal)
In 2003, after participating in a day-long blueberry conference where presenters reported on research results, Oregon State University Extension Berry Crops Specialist Bernadine Strik and other small fruits researchers couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing.

A better tomato, a better tomorrow (Civil Eats)

A better tomato, a better tomorrow (Civil Eats)
At Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon’s only land-grant university, Jim Myers is quietly pursuing some of the most exciting vegetable breeding projects on the West Coast. – See more at: http://civileats.com/2015/02/13/a-better-tomato-a-better-tomorrow/#sthas...