Saturday, April 30, 2022

Butterfly Bush: Improving Invasive Plant Laws


Butterfly bush is in such high demand that consumers at nurseries request it by name. This makes it a highly valuable crop in Oregon’s leading agricultural sector: the nursery and greenhouse industry—the first ag industry in Oregon to surpass $1 billion in annual farmgate value. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Oregon State research helps provide scientific framework for psilocybin use in therapeutic settings

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new paper by an Oregon State University-led research team provides a scientific framework to help shape the rollout of a program in Oregon that will legally permit the use of psilocybin for therapeutic reasons.

Oregon voters approved a ballot measure in 2020 to allow use of psilocybin, the hallucinogenic compound found in some magic mushrooms, in therapeutic settings, becoming the first state to do so. Preliminary clinical trial data has shown psilocybin has potential to address mental health issues including depression, anxiety and PTSD.

The state created an advisory board to recommend how to roll out a safe and equitable system for psilocybin use. The Oregon Health Authority in February released draft rules crafted by the advisory board. They are expected to be finalized in the next year.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Oregon State is an international public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We go wherever the challenges are, push ourselves to the very edge of what’s known and keep going. We are determined to forge solutions. We are diverse and welcoming. We embrace our responsibility to Oregon and the world, building a future that’s smarter, healthier, more prosperous and more just. We see what could be and have worked relentlessly for 150 years to make it so. 

1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.

2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, Extension programs in all 36 counties, 200+ academic programs

Monday, April 18, 2022

HEMP vs COVID


Hemp compounds identified by Oregon State University research via a chemical screening technique invented at OSU show the ability to prevent the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering human cells.

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

OUR VALUES

  • Consistently perform as a professional, integrity-driven, world class organization committed to the highest of standards and driven to recruit men of the highest potential
  • Always present a positive image of Alpha Gamma Rho in everything we say or do
  • Inspire a pursuit of academic excellence among all our members
  • Encourage lifelong involvement in the colleges and universities we call home
  • Foster lifelong personal development through innovative educational, leadership, and social opportunities
  • Engage all brothers in professional development, promoting lifelong career success
  • Attract members representing the breadth, sophistication, scope, and relevance of agriculture
  • Reflect, value, and advocate diversity in our membership and professional lives
  • Ensure sound financial management and responsibility individually and at all levels of the Fraternity
  • Enthusiastically recognize and reward accomplishments consistent with our Promise and Values

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Life of a College Student: Week 1, Spring Term


Follow Katterlea as she shares what it's like to navigate life as a college student. Hit the comments if you have any questions you want answered.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center Overview


Klamath Basin Research & Extension Center (KBREC) Mission: A trusted resource for research and education working cooperatively with the communities of Klamath County resulting in healthy people, economies and environments.

Our Agricultural research focuses on practices that enhance sustainable production of agricultural crops and protection of soil and water resources.  Faculty at KBREC conduct research on nearly all field and forage crops grown in the Klamath Basin. 

Identifying new and superior varieties of potatoes, small grains, and forages is conducted in cooperation with plant breeders and geneticists at OSU, USDA-ARS, and other cooperating universities throughout the United States.  Alternative forages are currently being evaluated to optimize performance under Klamath Basin climatic conditions. 

In addition to variety development, researchers seek ways to improve efficiencies in areas such as: cultural management, integrated pest management, irrigation, and soil productivity.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Scrub-jays show their smarts


The California scrub-jay, a generally non-social bird, can learn just as well as another species of jay that lives in groups, a finding that surprised animal intelligence researchers who devised a novel food puzzle to study cognition in the wild. The research illustrates the complexity of the link between social behavior and the evolution of intelligence, say the scientists, who had expected the group-oriented Mexican jay to outperform the scrub-jay. The international collaboration that included Oregon State University’s Jonathon Valente was led by the University of California Santa Barbara’s Kelsey McCune when she was at the University of Washington. Findings were published in Nature Scientific Reports. Read more news and research here: https://today.oregonstate.edu/

Friday, April 1, 2022

Lofi Calming Campus

Take a moment to unwind with some calming views of our beautiful campus, here in Corvallis, Oregon. These aerial views capture students walk...