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

Revised publication: How to Control Slugs in Your Garden.  Practical tips on how to deal with slugs in your garden, given in both English and Spanish. (EM 9155-Neil Bell, Amy J. Dreves, OSU)

“Can we just quit with the vinegar-epsom salts weed-killer nonsense?  It doesn’t matter how safe it sounds if it doesn’t work.”n(Ohio State University Extension)

Soil bacteria could improve crop yields, via fungi (Michael J. Hass, Cornell University)

Rose leaves with viruses. Leaves are speckled with pale yellow spots.
Rose virus. Photo: Jay Pscheidt, OSU

NEW SECTION IN THE PNW HANDBOOK: Plant Viruses: Dead or Alive? (Jay Pschdeidt, OSU)

Dirty Dozen? Not so fast… Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) issues a list of foods – the so-called ‘Dirty Dozen’ – which it considers to have the highest pesticide residues.  (Cornell University)

This robot uses AI to pollinate greenhouse tomatoes. (

Handful of soil.
Soil. Photo: OSU

My soil is crap. Or is it? (Jim Downer, Garden

Bizarre ‘worm tornado’ in New Jersey has scientists baffled. (Mindy Weisberger,

The AAS (All-America Selections) judges pick their favorite plants. (All-America selections.org_

To mulch or not to mulch? It shouldn’t even be a question. (Linda Chalker-Scott, WSU)

Understanding mysteries of plant diseases: Diagnosis and Detection (Part 2 of 3 in this blog series)- Something is wrong? (Jim Dower, Garden

Strawberry plant with ripe strawberries.
Strawberries. Photo: Bernadine Strik, OSU

Watch the Video! -The Uncommon Berry Patch.  A presentation that covers some less-commonly grown berries for the home garden as well as some native fruits found in western Oregon. (Neil Bell, Dr. Bernadine Strik, OSU)

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