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

Pile of hazelnuts.
Hazelnuts. Photo: Oregon State University

Listen to the article: Hazelnut Industry’s partnership with OSU Foundation Produces Long-term Benefits.(

Water Woes. (Jim Downer,

Saving Your Trees from Drought! (Jim Downer,

Less than 1% of Mosquito species spread human disease. (

FYI Orchid aficionados:  Federally threatened Orchid found in Vermont. (Vermont Fish & Wildlife)

How Stressed-out plants produce their own aspirin. (Jules Berstein, U of CA Riverside)

Watch the video: Fungus That Makes Male Flies Mate with Infected Corpses Somehow Worse Than We Thought. (James Felton,

Barf! An ode to the fascinating life of slime mold. (John Porter,

Artificial photosynthesis can produce food without sunshine.Scientists are developing artificial photosynthesis to help make food production more energy-efficient here on Earth, and one day possibly on Mars.” (Holly Ober, U of CA Riverside)

Red tomato hanging from vine
Tomatoes. Photo: Chris Branam, Oregon State University

Vegetables: Disease resource color photo guide.  PDF’s of various diseases with great color photos of Crucifers, Cucurbits, Onions, Peppers and Eggplant, and tomatoes.  It is a commercial diagnostic site: any chemical controls must come from OSU recommendations. (