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Stripe rust find puts resistance gene in question
Researchers have found stripe rust on Kaseberg, an Oregon State University soft white wheat variety that has a stripe rust resistance gene. Further research will show whether it's a new strain of stripe rust or the resistance gene is breaking down, OSU...

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Pesticide applicator investigated
A helicopter company may face penalties for a pesticide spraying incident on the southern Oregon coast.
State issues CAFO fines for manure handling problems
State issues CAFO fines for manure handling problems
Oregon Department of Agriculture releases list of 2013 CAFO violations. An Oregon Board of Agriculture member drew the biggest fine.
OSU launches craft beer project
The university has launched the Oregon Hops & Brewing Archives. The organizers behind it have the ambition of building the archives as a destination repository for researchers in hops and brewing.
Water proposal holds potential for making Eastern Oregon bloom
Water proposal holds potential for making Eastern Oregon bloom
Many pivots sit dormant for an entire season — and whole fields are left dry — while most of the farm’s water is concentrated onto relatively few acres for growing potatoes, onions and other high-value vegetables. The alternative for...
Livestock agent hopes to reduce feed costs
Livestock agent hopes to reduce feed costs
Oregon State University's new livestock and rangeland extension agent in Malheur County wants to find ways to help reduce feed costs for area cattle and dairy producers. That will include looking at alternative feeds, including potatoes and barley.
Deschutes County to discuss agricultural lands
Residents can review existing conditions, understand emerging issues and provide feedback that will help determine if changes are needed to Deschutes County’s agricultural land designations.
GMO task force meets for first time
GMO task force meets for first time
A new task force aimed at fleshing out the controversies over genetically
modified organisms in Oregon will include members with strongly contrasting
points of view. It meets for the first time today.
Into the bog: Oregon’s drought may affect crops
Oregon has water issues like most of the western U.S., according to Kathie Dello, associate director of the Oregon Climate Change Research institute at Oregon State University. Because the rain and snow falls from October to March, Oregon relies a lot on...
State trades Bandon land for waterfront property
Under the deal approved Wednesday, 280 acres of the Bandon State Natural Area in Coos County will be traded to Bandon Biota for the future golf course.
Short water year for Klamath irrigation project
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation operations plan released Wednesday shows only 61 percent of the water needed for full irrigation is available to the 1,200 farms on the project.