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Planting Oregon White Oak Trees

Oak habitat is in decline Oregon white oak trees (Quercus garryana) provide a key habitat in Washington County. Oak trees are known as a tolerant […]

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Rainwater Harvesting: Catching Raindrops to Conserve Water

Rainwater harvesting is the collection of rainwater from a structure, or other impervious surface, to store it for later use.

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Summer Harvest Season in Washington County

Summer is a busy time for agricultural communities. As crops ripen over the summer and into the fall, farm workers are putting in long, hard, […]

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Local Research Shows Benefits of Native Groundcovers in Agricultural Settings

Many agricultural properties include areas of land that aren’t used for crop production, such as field edges, roadways, hedgerows, and rows between crop beds. These […]

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Cover Cropping to Reduce Bare Ground in Hazelnut Orchards

The hazelnut was named Oregon’s state nut in 1989. Today, around 1,000 Oregon farm families grow hazelnuts on over 87,000 acres. Traditional hazelnut harvesting techniques […]

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Farm Transition Planning – Why is it So Important?

Managing risk is a must in agriculture. Farmers, ranchers, and forest owners know this well – they take care to plant at the perfect time, […]

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