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Let's Talk Invasive Insects with the Oregon Department of Agriculture

Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:00 pm EDT

This webinar is part of the 2019 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension. Did you know that we get about 9 new exotic invertebrate species established in Oregon every year? Want to know what you can do to reduce...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

6/26/19: Putting All Your Eggs in One BasketThis session will cover raising backyard poultry for egg production and sales. Topics covered includes basic nutrition and problems encountered with laying hens. We will also talk about handling eggs and what to do if someone...

Dealing with the Triple Threat Invasion: Cheatgrass, Medusahead, & Ventenata

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm EDT

Invasive annual grasses such as cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae), and ventenata (Ventenata dubia) are devastating western natural areas and rangeland at a landscape scale. These grass invasions favor further invasions while eliminating...

Recent Research Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Mindy Spiehs

This webinar will discuss research projects focused on reducing greenhouse gases, odorous volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide. Mindy Spiehs will provide insight on anabolic steroid and ionophore usage in beef cattle production, and Baitong Chen...

Smarter Lunchrooms Strategies for Your Home: Meals and Snacks

Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Erin Sharp, Adam Brumberg

Join Adam Brumberg and Erin Sharp, Deputy Director and Curriculum Designer of the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office, as they share easy, inexpensive behavioral economics strategies to use in your home. In the summer, many kids spend more time at home since school is...

Hosting a coop tour

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

With many areas with increased interest in backyard flocks, some groups have been organizing a 'Tour de coops' to let people know what is involved in having a backyard flock. It is not as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of things to consider. Dr. Mickey Hall from Clemson...

Big Data and Water Resource Management

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

Our June edition of The Current Webinar Series will overview a range of different types of big data and how these data-sets are being used in water resource programming and research. Speakers will discuss how different public data-sets can be leveraged to answer pressing...

Soil Biology for the Western Region: Organic Practices to Recruit and Nurture Beneficial Biota in the Soil

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

Please join the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic for a series of eight free webinar trainings on organic farming and soil health in the Western U.S. The webinar trainings will target agricultural professionals including Extension personnel, other agency ...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and Resources

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

6/12/19: Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and ResourcesFarmers experience a wide range of emotional stress that can effect both the individual and their family. This session will share warning signs and resources available to deal with emotional stress. Some topics...

Remediating Compacted Soils Compromised by Urban Construction

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over. We have developed techniques that can remediate these degraded soils and provide a long-term solution towards creating a sustainable...

2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Batty for Bats

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Janet Hurley

Bats are one of the most interesting and important wildlife pests we encounter in pest control. At the same time, they play a giant role in agriculture - and eat a lot of our insect pests. Join Janet Hurley, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension as she discusses bat behavior...

Late Season Weed Control

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:00 am EDT

Presenter will be Dr. Erin Burns, MSU Weed Scientist.MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with discussion...

“First Look” Reading a Pesticide Label to Protect Bees

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

Join us for a special offering in the 2019 OSU Extension Master Gardener Advanced Training webinar series. “First Look” invites Oregon State University students to share their research projects and results with Master Gardeners.Matthew Bucy, an undergraduate research assistant...

Preventing disease in backyard poultry flocks

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Claudia Dunkley

With more and more people getting small and backyard flocks, disease prevention becomes more and more important. With virulent Newcastle Disease outbreak in California and the ever present risk of avian influenza, flock owners need to have a good biosecurity program. Dr....

Meeting Weather Challenges in the Western U.S.: Organic Practices to Mitigate and Prepare for Climate Change

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

Please join the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic for a series of eight free webinar trainings on organic farming and soil health in the Western U.S. The webinar trainings will target agricultural professionals including Extension personnel, other agency ...