FW: Spring is here! Dig into the garden with help from OSU

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Teresa Matteson

Apr 11, 2022, 12:15:54 PMApr 11
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Scroll down to read about local MG plant sales, bind weed control and MORE!!!


From: Rich Collins, Oregon State University <rich.c...@pace.oregonstate.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2022 9:05 AM
To: Teresa Matteson <tmat...@bentonswcd.org>
Subject: Spring is here! Dig into the garden with help from OSU


We have an Extension publication on growing veggies, a news article on controlling bindweed, and the latest episode of PolliNation podcast!



OSU Extension Service and
Professional & Continuing Education

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Hello Teresa,


We spend a lot of time detailing how to grow fruits and vegetables in the Willamette Valley, but things are done a bit differently in the high-desert climate of Central Oregon. Check out our publication on Growing Vegetables in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson Counties.



You also don't want to miss details about upcoming Master Gardener Association plant sales, methods to control bindweed in the garden, suggestions on how to attract hummingbirds and more!


Find a Master Gardener Association plant sale near you

Many Master Gardener Associations run community plant sales. With 19 plant sales across the state, you can support your local Master Gardeners and find some of the best plants in your community! Find out how.


Controlling perennial bindweed takes persistence

With white trumpet-shaped flowers and thin stems that twine around just about anything, bindweed is one of the most frustrating weeds for home gardeners. Find out how you can get rid of this invasive perennial.

blooming white flowers on green bindweed plant


Professional & Continuing Education

Trainings, workshops and events always starting: See upcoming programs


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Wildfire preparedness in agriculture course

This on demand course helps prepare farmers, ranchers and rural residents for wildfires. You will cover wildfire risk awareness, emergency response and prevention planning, and creating defensible space. Find out more.


Extension in your community

Want to connect with Extension on a local level? Find your local Extension office


PollinNation podcast

There has been an explosion of interest in using native plants for pollinators. Along with this interest there is the question of whether nativars — a natural variant that has been found in the wild and brought into cultivation — are equally beneficial to pollinators. Dive into the research on this episode of OSU Extension's PolliNation podcast.

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We hope you're able to enjoy some sun this month. Thanks from the teams at Professional and Continuing Education and OSU Extension!



Oregon State University, Professional and Continuing Education, 122 SW Waldo Place, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, United States, 541-737-4197

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