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Soil Math, Trapdoor Spider and Grant Writing
Teresa Matteson | April 18, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships. Jessica Armstrong During my SQP project in spring 2011 I really enjoyed working with our data because of my Mathematics background. While I enjoy data, I also loved getting my hands dirty when collecting

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Hands-on Work Connects Classroom to Real World
Teresa Matteson | April 18, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships. Jason Hayes During my time working on the Soil Quality Project I have had the opportunity to do lab work such as active carbon, aggregate stability and texturing, along with field work such as

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Apply Your Soil Science!
Teresa Matteson | April 16, 2014

This is one of a series of blogs by OSU students who share the opportunities, experiences and benefits of SQP internships. Henry Cakebread This summer (2013) I worked at the Benton Soil and Water Conservation District as a student intern. I knew that I had found a great place the first day that I got

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SQP Intern Prepares for Career
Leslie Michel | April 16, 2014

Leslie Michel discusses her experience as an intern of the Soil Quality Project.

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Get on the Soil Quality Map!
Teresa Matteson | April 11, 2014

Now soil health enthusiasts can share their practices with a global audience!

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Rising Up: It’s Time to Think About Raised Bed Gardening
Crystal Durbecq | March 31, 2014

If you are thinking about getting your garden growing, raised beds might be a good choice to consider.

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Do the World Soil Day Dance!!!
Teresa Matteson | December 6, 2013

I love to EAT! Therefore, I invite you to get up, right now, and do a little dance in celebration of World Soil Day!!!

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Tomato Harvest: a lesson in biodiversity!
Teresa Matteson | October 19, 2013

Tomato harvest is a lesson in biodiversity. Size diversity! Varietal differences produce fruit diameters from the half-inch Sweet One Hundreds to a 4-inch slicer. Color diversity! Zebra striped green, yellow pear, black Krim heirloom, and good ol’ homegrown red; the evasive ruddy hue sought in cold winter groceries while dreams of summer flavors dance in my head. Shape diversity!

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A Word from Your Local NRCS Representative
Thomas Snyder | September 18, 2013

Learn a little more about your local NRCS representative in Benton County

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Basic soil health principles
Teresa Matteson | September 10, 2013

An undisturbed soil performs valuable services that are not obvious, such as flood control, waste (nutrient) recycling, and water filtration and storage. Agriculture is not a natural system – no new news. Farmers and gardeners disturb soil to prepare a planting bed, control weeds and pests, and to provide nutrients to crops. Wise managers seek

PHS Compost Project: Nitrogen Levels in Manure
Teresa Matteson | July 10, 2008

A Philomath High School student takes a closer look at manure.

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