By Margaret Bayne, OSU Extension Service Staff-retired, OSU Master Gardener

Open hands with palms holding corn gluten meal.
Corn Gluten Meal. Photo: University of Connecticut

Cornmeal magic – the myth that will not die.  Learn the facts! (Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, WSU)

The complicated issue of heavy metals in residential soils, part 2: How plant species and environmental variables complicate the issue. (Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott,

Soil Myth Busting for Extension Educators: Reviewing the Literature on Soil Nutrition. (Dr. Linda-Chalker Scott, WSY ; A.J. Downer, U of CA via

Reviewing the literature on tree planting- Landscape Trees. (Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, WSU & A. J. Downer, U of CA; via

Soil Myth Busting for Extension Educators: Reviewing the literature Soil Structure and Functionality. (Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, WSU & A. J. Downer, U of CA via

Check out some new and exciting new plants! (National Garden Bureau)

The horrors of mass-produced bee houses. (Note: while a commercial, has useful info and links) (Collin

Blueberry plant with ripening berries.
‘Legacy’ blueberry. Photo: Bernadine Strik, OSU

REVISED PUBLICATION: Growing Blueberries in Your Home Garden. (Bernadine Strik, OSU; et al: EC 1304)

Hummingbird Drone Films Half a Billion Monarch Butterflies Taking Flight. (

Just for fun: Bugs and Organisms look like Monsters Under a Microscope.  Ever wondered what an ant or wasp looked like up close?  Have a look! (

Soil fungi act like a support network for trees. New research is first to show that growth rate of adult trees is linked to fungal networks colonizing their roots. (U of Alberta, via

Pollinators of Butterfly Bush (and Other Questions) (stillca, OSU)

20 Questions on Plant Diagnosis– “This is the third fact sheet in a series of 10 designed to provide an overview of key concepts in plant pathology. Plant pathology is the study of plant disease including the reasons why plants get sick and how to control or manage healthy plants.” (Joe Boggs, Ohio State, et al)

Golden foliage of larch trees in forest of evergreen trees form a smiling face in the midst of the dark green foliage of the evergreen trees.
Larch among Douglas Fir. Photo: Jay Pscheidt, OSU

The Deciduous Conifer Conundrum. (

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