Ag News Roundup for March 1, 2020
Current Agricultural News, Stories, and Reports In today’s Ag News Roundup, proposed pesticide ban eased, how to care for apple trees in winter, mutilated cow incident still under investigation, information on how to control moss on your roof, and why some politicians support removal of dams on the Snake River. .
Proposed Pesticide Ban has been Eased
A Washington state bill that would have prohibited the use of chlorpyrifos has been eased. However, some farm groups warn that even the loosening of restrictions might not be enough to protect certain crops.
Get Your Apple Trees Ready for Spring
Oregon State University Extension Service has released information about winter maintenance on apple trees in the northwest. The report specifies winter care, including training and pruning, home orchards, and care for neglected trees.
Cow Mutilated in Hampton Concerns Investigators
An investigation is underway in the mysterious mutilation of a cow at a ranch outside Hampton, Oregon. The Lake County Sheriff department is leading the investigation along with the Bureau of Land Management.
OSU Helps Homeowners Control Moss
Oregon State University Extension Service has released a report that could help countless northwest residents deal with moss on their home’s roof. The publication titled The Care and Maintenance of Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs is available for free.
Oregon Governor Supports Dam Removal
According to the Washington Ag Network, Oregon’s governor supports the removal of earthen portions of four lower Snake River dams. It’s believed that removing the dams could help increase salmon runs.