Research Based Resources
OLYMPIA –The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) is asking the public to report any sightings of Japanese beetle, an invasive and highly destructive pest. Check out links for more information.
USDA Department of Agriculture - Northern Giant Hornet
WSU Extension. Provides the home gardener fact sheets for managing plant problems with Integrated Pest Management (IPM), along with information on cultural controls and Washington-registered pesticides. An excellent place to begin when dealing with garden problems.
WSU Extension. Provides the home gardener fact sheets for managing common indoor pest problems with IPM, along with information on cultural controls and Washington-registered pesticides.
Reasearch-based gardening information when you need it.
- PNW Handbooks - searchable database
Gardening articles, month-by-month gardening calendars, etc.
Plant Identification on over 1800 landscape plants
OSU has experts in a variety of topics
Selection of WSU Extension downloadable gardening publications.
Home gardeners can help protect agriculture in Washington State by properly maintaining their backyard fruit trees.
From novice to advanced, all home gardeners should get to know their soil: the nuts and bolts of soil, and how to make it better, included here.
AgWeatherNet Current Conditions Map - including frost dates
Standard by which gardeners can determine which plants are most likely to survive in specific zones
- OSU Extension Linn County has a monthly publication exclusively on mason bees in the Pacific Northwest
- Pollinator Week - Week of June 21, 2023
- Pollinator Partnership - The Pollinator Partnership is working to protect pollinators and their habitat with projects all over North America and globally. See what local and regional initiatives are active near you.