Oregon Restricts Pesticide Use

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is restricting pesticide use, specifically ones believed to have kill thousands of bees during the summer. In June more than 50,000 bees were found dead in Wilsonville and later, hundreds in Hillsboro. Some activists with the Eugene organization Beyond Toxics were in Salem on Thursday. They say … Continue reading »

Pesticides Killing Bee Population

EUGENE, Ore. — They help Oregon bring in about $600 million worth of agricultural profit every year but their population has been dying off rapidly. We’re talking about bees and on Saturday, people gathered at a Eugene grocery store to celebrate National Honey Bee Day and spread awareness about a pesticide they say has been … Continue reading »

Farmers, Nursery Owners Turn to Natural Pest Removal

CORVALLIS, Ore. — More of Oregon’s farmers and plant nursery owners are turning to natural ways of getting rid of pests. OSU’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center is hosting a series of workshops and tours Monday and Tuesday to help spread the word. Some nurseries in Corvallis, like Garland Nursery, already practice the methods.  … Continue reading »