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Integrated Biological Pest Management
Teresa Matteson | April 8, 2021

2017 was an exceptional year of Integrated Biological Pest Management (IBPM) education thanks to USDA Risk Management Education Partnerships Program funding and the leadership of Gwendolyn Ellen.

Conservation Neighbor Nick Cavagnaro
Teresa Matteson | December 31, 2019

Conservation Neighbor Nick Cavagnaro shares some tips for what to grow in Benton County. He doesn’t have use for plants that do not support the local wildlife, be it birds or insects.

Mason Bee Problems and Possible Solutions
Judith Paul | April 15, 2019

Introduction This paper was written by Judith Paul for the Oregon State University course Entomology 331: Pollinators in Peril in the winter of 2017. In the Pacific Northwest, a busy solitary bee unknown to many people is quietly pollinating orchards and early-blooming plants. Metallic blue-green and about the size of a honey bee, it might

Prairies of the Willamette Valley: A Panel Discussion
Heath Keirstead | January 23, 2018

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, Benton SWCD held our Annual Meeting for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. We have been focusing on (and will continue to focus on) prairie/meadowscaping outreach. We wanted people to leave the annual meeting with an understanding of why prairies are important habitats and why they are important to conserve/create. We wanted members of

Meadowscaping Your Willamette Valley Yard
Heath Keirstead | December 12, 2017

Practical tips for meadowscaping shared by professionals from the Corvallis Plant Materials Center.

Meadowscaping – Benefits Above and Below the Surface
Miranda Huerta | April 10, 2017

Consider the benefits of urban meadowscaping as opposed to the environmental costs of standard lawn maintenance.

Pollinators need nectar plants…and pollen plants
Donna Schmitz | January 5, 2017

Honey bees need more than nectar – they need the protein and fat that pollen provides.

Red-osier Dogwood
Lisa Millbank | November 22, 2016

Not only is Red-Osier Dogwood valuable to wildlife, it’s been used by native peoples across North America.

A Garden Plan for Butterflies
Jenny Brausch | November 14, 2016

We offer you a butterfly garden design to get your creative juices flowing.

Native Plants for Butterfly Gardening
Bruce Newhouse | July 21, 2016

Many of our native butterflies need specific plants as larval hosts and as sources of nectar. Find out which plants to choose to attract your favorite butterflies.

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