State scores coup with 2017 International Master Gardener Conference

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Master Gardeners from across the country and Canada will gather in Portland for the International Master Gardener Conference in July 2017. The conference signifies a coup for the state’s organization, according to Gail Langellotto, Oregon State University Extension Service master gardener coordinator. “This is a big deal for Oregon,” she said. “We’re […]

Gardens key to supporting pollinators

CORVALLIS, Ore. – From a bee’s-eye view, cities aren’t the biological deserts experts once thought, thanks in large part to gardeners. “Many studies show that gardens and gardeners are the key factor,” said Gail Langellotto, an Oregon State University Extension Service entomologist. “In cities, you have more people and where you have more people you […]

Natural enemies attack invasive ash whitefly

The ash whitefly that threatened plants and annoyed residents up and down the Willamette Valley last year has returned in force. This time, though, there’s a difference. Two natural enemies of the whitefly have been spotted in the Portland area, according to Robin Rosetta, an entomologist with Oregon State University Extension Service. She predicts that […]

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