Thursday, June 30, 2022

How to Prune Tomatoes for the Best Harvest

Complete description of how to prune tomatoes to get the best harvest you can. Many gardeners let their tomatoes run rampant and then go a little crazy when they take over the garden. With selective pruning you can control how your tomatoes grow and get the best possible harvest. This video shows the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes and how to prune them in an easy and controlled way.

Monday, June 27, 2022

No Yard? No Problem. Grow a Thriving Container Garden.

Spring has officially begun, and many of us are starting to get the itch for the scent of fresh flowers and the taste of homegrown fruits and veggies. If you’re interested in digging into some gardening but have never tried it before, are short on outdoor space or simply want to try a new planting method that requires less setup, container gardening is a great option.

When should I prepare and plant my container garden?

Now is a great time to begin looking for starter plants, as most garden stores, nurseries and Saturday markets will be stocked up this time of year.

However, when it comes to planting, you’ll want to wait until temperatures warm up at night to avoid exposure to frost. As a baseline, make sure your soil is at least 50 degrees F for cool season vegetables. For warm season crops (like tomatoes) wait until the soil is at least 60 degrees F. Typically, the Willamette Valley will see these temperatures around the end of April or early May. Although overnight frosts can still occur later in the year in other parts of Oregon.

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Warm-water habitat ‘pays the bills,’ allowing cold-water fish to fuel up

New Oregon State University research shows that warm-water habitats can be critically important for the survival of cold-water fish such as trout and salmon.

In the midst of climate change, this research has important implications for habitat protection and restoration efforts, which traditionally prioritize cold bodies of water instead of those that heat up during summer months, the researchers said.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

2022 University Distinguished Professor - Dr. Kathryn Higley

Dr. Kathryn Higley is the Edward N. Rickert, Jr. Professor in the School of Nuclear Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering and the interim director of the Center for Quantitative Life Sciences. Dr. Higley co-developed the medical physics master’s program at Oregon Health and Science University and has built one of the few academic radioecology research labs in the nation. Her nationally recognized research in health physics and radioecology has been supported by over $14 million in competitively awarded funding since her arrival at Oregon State. Professor Higley previously served as the associate director of the TRACE-COVID-19 Project, which tracked the prevalence of the virus in communities across Oregon.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

An Oregon Adventure

One of the best parts of being an OSU student is living in Oregon and more specifically the Willamette Valley. It's the perfect home base to set off and explore the natural beauty of the state.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Welcome to Oregon State University: Episode 1 - Campus

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.

Come visit us at Alpha Gamma Rho

Monday, June 6, 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022

Permaculture Projects

Andrew Millison, Senior Instructor of Permaculture in the College of Agricultural Sciences, travels the world and uncovers some of the most successful and inspiring permaculture projects. From the Deccan Plateau in India to the Floating Gardens of Xochimilco in Mexico City, Andrew’s students immerse themselves in these unique and impressive projects and landscapes to reinforce their understanding of the principles of permaculture.

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...