Fungus Spreading Through Valley Wheat

CORVALLIS, Ore. –  Wheat farmers in Western Oregon may see a loss in yield this season due to a disease that is spreading through the Willamette Valley. Researchers at Oregon State University say “sharp eyespot,” a fungal disease, is infecting wheat fields throughout the entire valley. “About 2-3 weeks ago, everything should have been green if … Continue reading »

Hunting for Truffles in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — Truffles are a rare commodity, and Oregon’s white winter truffles are almost out of season. A local company cultivates the fungi, and with a little help from man’s best friend, the owner’s are able to harvest them. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer followed along to the secret location where some golden … Continue reading »

First Black Truffle Harvested in Oregon

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It’s considered the ultimate luxury food. A Perigord truffle made its first appearance in Oregon. It was harvested near Corvallis from the oldest orchard in the state. Initially, people were skeptical the truffle could be grown here because it’s too wet. “In terms of our hope and our vision for having Oregon … Continue reading »