In today’s Ag News Roundup, wolf attacks on livestock continue in Oregon, new option may help fight Russian thistle in Northwest wheat fields, frozen turkey inventories fall below three-year average, wind project causes soil erosion, and scientists to study the effects of wildfire smoke on the wine industry.
ODFW Investigating Additional Wolf Incidents
A pair of depredations in southern Oregon has the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife investigating the Rogue Pack of wolves. Both attacks happened in Klamath County on private land.
OSU Extension Finds Possible Alternative to Combat Russian Thistle
The Oregon State University Extension Service says it may have found an alternative method to treating and eliminating Russian thistle. The weed, which has become resistant to glyphosate in recent years, may be controlled with a residual herbicide applied in the spring.
Frozen Turkey Inventories Low
According to Pacific Northwest Ag Network, frozen turkey inventories are down by 24% below a three-year average. This means consumers may find it difficult to find a turkey in some regions of the U.S.
Wind Project Damage Reported by Farmers
Capital Press reports that Oregon regulators have looked into and are forcing an energy developer to fix soil erosion issues related to a wind turbine project. However, high winds during construction and other missteps may have caused irreparable damage to farmland in the area.
OSU to Study Smoke Impact on Grapes and Vines
Oregon State University researchers have received a $7.65 million grant to study the effect of spoke on grapes and the wine industry. The study will focus on recent wildfire smoke in conjunction with scientists at Washington State University and University of California, Davis.