Category Archives: October 2017

Developing a Pollinator Species Index in Restored Forest Sites in the Pacific Northwest Using Community Science

by Heather Andrews – Faculty Research Assistant, Orchard Crops Extension, North Willamette Research and Extension Center Native pollinators provide essential functions to balanced ecosystems.  In addition to pollinating a wide range of plants, pollinators, such as bees, are a rich … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter, October 2017 | Leave a comment

Radio PCUN and the Oregon Bee Project

by Gilbert Uribe – Oregon Department of Agriculture The Oregon Bee Project will be talking about bees and pesticide safety with the audience of Radio Movimiento (Movement Radio), a Spanish-language radio station based in Woodburn, Oregon in early November, 2017. … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter, October 2017 | Leave a comment

The End of the Season

by Sarah Kincaid, Entomologist – Oregon Department of Agriculture With the cold nights and rain ushering in the end of another field season I am finally getting a chance to reflect on what has been a very busy year for … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter, October 2017 | Leave a comment

Unwanted Visitor

by Elaine Beyer Living adjacent to the Santiam State Forest, a person can experience many different encounters with different species of wildlife. The past several autumns we’ve discovered bear scat in our fruit orchard and scattered amongst the property. In … Continue reading

Posted in Newsletter, October 2017 | Leave a comment