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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.

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

Adventures of an Amateur Mason Bee Keeper – Part 3
Debbie Palmer | December 21, 2017

Debbie Palmer shares the harvesting and cleaning stage of her mason bee adventures.

Adventures of an Amateur Mason Bee Keeper – Part 2
Debbie Palmer | July 13, 2017

Debbie’s bees have been keeping her busy. Learn from her trials and errors in part 2 of Adventures of an Amateur Mason Bee Keeper.

Adventures of an Amateur Mason Bee Keeper – Part 1
Debbie Palmer | April 27, 2017

Installment One – Spring – Tuesday April 25th After a disastrous experience in 2016* I was determined to do things right in 2017. BSWCD asked if I would blog about this year’s journey for their newsletter, so please follow along and hopefully we’ll learn together. (And for the bees’ sake – wish me luck!) I

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.

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.

Native Bumble Bees – Important Pollinators in the Willamette Valley
Jamie Powell | December 16, 2015

Bumble bees are some of the primary pollinator insects in the Pacific Northwest, and they are especially important for native plant pollination.

A Hedgerow for Pollinators
Donna Schmitz | November 6, 2015

Hedgerows provide food, cover for nesting, shelter, and a travel lane for wildlife.

Sunny Pollinator Garden
Signe Danler | October 15, 2015

This pollinator garden features showy native Willamette Valley plants.

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The Secret Life of a Bio-Control Agent: The St. Johnswort Beetle
Crystal Durbecq | June 16, 2014

While bio-controls, such as the St. Johnswort beetle, may never fully eliminate invasive weeds, it is worth the time to consider the important role these critters play in keeping them in check.

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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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