Make garden work more efficiently in appearance, effort

...five to seven perennials." DOWNSIZE: "Eliminate some of that mowing and weeding," said Brooke Edmunds, an Oregon State University extension horticulturist. "Plant using lawn mixes that work even if they're not as frequently mowed. Use...


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Rethinking gardens: Help plants survive drought conditions

...Looking ahead, we expect dry or erratic conditions for plants," said Weston Miller, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension. "Planning landscapes now for minimal watering is the smart way to go."It's safe to allow lawns...

More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it

...Richmann, who ran a meat market with her husband in Clarence, Iowa, for decades.Lauren Gwin, a professor at Oregon State University who coordinates the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network, said the demand for specialty meat is prompting...

Resolved to start gardening in 2015? How to start

...energy to fully develop or maintain their original garden plan," said Gail Langellotto, a horticulturist with Oregon State University's Extension Service."Another common mistake is gardening without first getting to know your soil," she...

Lawn-care basics: how much to cut, irrigate, fertilize

...Irrigate frequently but not too heavily each time, said Alec Kowalewski, a professor and turf specialist at Oregon State University. Weeds can signal the types of lawn-care mistakes being made, Kowalewski said."If you have dandelions in...

Birds may show Japan nuclear disaster's global effects

...addition to Savan nah River National Laboratory and SREL - the Uni versity of South Carolina, Clemson University, Oregon State University, Duke University and Colorado State Uni ver sity , along with the In ter national Radioecology Labor atory of...

Few believe Mars meteorite contains traces of life

...When I first saw it I was really struck by the similarity," said marine geologist Fisk, who is a professor at Oregon State University. So far the scientific community hasn't shown much interest in David McKay's analysis of the Nakhla meteorite...

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Group attempts to unlock corn's genetic code

...times what was previously available publicly. Land-grant universities including the University of Illinois and Oregon State University have accessed the site, as have overseas institutions including Oxford University, the Chinese Academy of Agriculture...

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AIDS groups fight effects of conspiracy theories

...in Tuesday's issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, researchers from Rand Corp. and Oregon State University conducted a random telephone survey of 500 black Americans age 15 to 44. The survey, supported by the National...