Thursday, July 28, 2022
Scrub jays are basically the west coast equivalent of blue jays in the United States (except one species does occur on the east coast...). There are multiple species of scrub jays and their relatives, and they may be found in Central America, as well. Scrub jays are about the same size as blue jays and they love to eat acorns! Sometimes young scrub jays will stick around with their parents and help raise their siblings - other times they just leave as soon as they're able. Join us on this episode of Animal Fact Files to learn more about these bright blue birdies.
Scientific Name: genus - Aphelocoma
Range: North and Central America (a "New World" genus)
Size: 1 foot (30.5cm) long; 17 inch (43cm) wingspan
Diet: acorns, pine nuts, eggs, insects, lizards, seeds, nectar, etc.
Life Span: 1+ year
Thursday, July 21, 2022
From the archives: Roger Rainville first thought he might try to produce a little extra by growing canola seed to feed his cows. While he also intended to produce some canola oil to convert into biodiesel fuel as an added value to help power his farm equipment, soon his experimentation proved to him a means to cost- effectively lower his fuel costs. In conjunction with the University of Vermont Extension, Rainville's efforts to produce his own biodiesel fuel is helping other farmers to pursue similar goals.
Monday, July 18, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022
The diversity and productivity of Oregon's agriculture is unmatched on the West Coast, and we're inviting you to explore our farms, fields, coast and high-tech labs where our researchers are transforming the way we acquire food and interact with the environment.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Living on a ranch in New Mexico provided the perfect setting for Bailey Volock to find her passion for agriculture. She followed that passion to Oregon State, where she earned a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences online through OSU Ecampus. Ecampus delivers more than 45 undergraduate and graduate programs online with over 1,000 classes in more than 100 subjects available throughout the year.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Carnivore interactions are a game of risk and reward, Oregon State research shows coyotes can eat by scavenging cougars’ prey but it’s a risky proposition as coyotes often end up killed by cougars too, a new study of predator interactions by Oregon State University shows.
Researchers in the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences also looked at black bears and bobcats and found the interplay within the four-species “guild” of predators defied simplistic description.
Findings, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, challenge the traditional model for carnivore interactions among species: that dominant predators suppress the other ones.
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