OSU Extension set to release tiny wasp that targets destructive fruit fly

After 12 years of research, a parasitic wasp that controls a highly destructive fruit fly will be released by Oregon State University agricultural scientists in June. Vaughn Walton, Extension entomologist and professor in the College of Agricultural Sciences, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture has permitted release of the wasp (Ganaspis brasiliensis), a slow process […]

What to do in your garden in June

June is one of the best times to enjoy gardening. The days are long, the sun is hopefully out, and it’s a prime time to see things grow and bloom. Just get out and enjoy! But if you’re looking for stuff to do, one can build structures for climbing plants and vegetables, prune back things […]

Gardeners flock to phlox

This wildflower perennial works well in woodland, prairie and meadow landscape Phlox are an easy-to-find wildflower stretching from Florida and Quebec to Alaska. One of the classic American perennials, this was one of the earliest North American natives to enter cultivation. With vibrant flower colors and blooms lasting many weeks, it is easy to understand what […]

Oregon’s lushest gardens

Republished with permission from TravelOregon.com Gardens not only make the world a more beautiful place, they’re good for you. In fact, plants make life healthier. Researchers have found that people who spend time outdoors basking in the beauty of plants — in gardens, parks and other green spaces — benefit from increased activity, leading to […]

Moles, voles and gophers dig the garden

Spring brings buds and blooms, but it also brings moles, voles and gophers. The small mammals take gardeners to their knees to peer down tunnels, set traps and toss in everything from kitty litter to gum. They wage war against the critters before they know what they’re fighting, which can lead to frustration. “How you […]

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