Extension website solving pest and disease problems

Extension website solving pest and disease problems

A new Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service website provides a number of science-based solutions for pests, weeds, and disease problems in one easy-to-navigate place.

The project was shepherded by Weston Miller, an OSU Extension community horticulturist who got the ball rolling six years ago when collaborators expressed interest and provided funds for what would become the Solve Pest and Weed Problems website.

“Our stakeholders challenged OSU to create a user-friendly pest management resource for the public. Part of my job was to figure out the resources Extension has and pull them together in one place,” Miller says.

The site focuses specifically on the Pacific Northwest and prioritizes low-risk approaches. Based on feedback, Miller incorporated household pests, invasive plants, pesticide safety, and pollinators, as well as pests and diseases.
 

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