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The Student News Site of Oregon State University

The Daily Barometer

A photo illustration shows Kailey Legier (she/her/they/them) (left) and Charlotte (Charlie) Epps (she/her/they/them) smiling at the Reciprocity Garden on October 2, 2023. Both have dedicated countless hours towards the student-led project.

You reap what you sow: the story of the Reciprocity Garden

AJ Damiana, News Contributor
October 30, 2023

The supermarket only has so many types of rice. For Oregon State University’s many students with a multicultural or underrepresented cultural background, there is no guarantee that local supermarkets...

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Oregon State University awarded a $10 Million grant to foster youth innovators in agriculture

Wahb El Atlassi, News Contributor
August 7, 2023

Oregon State University secured a 5-year, $10 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to lead an initiative to improve research and education in food and agricultural sciences. The...

Taxonomist at the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, Lincoln Best, shows new Pollinator Pariside License Plate cut out on paper Feb. 1. This is the first license plate in Oregon with a bee research initiative.

Oregon drivers: bee on the lookout for the state’s newest license plate

Wes Flow, News Contributor
February 27, 2023

Coming soon to a car near you: Oregon’s new “Pollinator Paradise” license plate, which supports bee research being conducted at Oregon State University.   Funds raised by the plate will...

This dramatic illustration shows a giant stink bug attacking crop fields as an onlooker screams in terror.

Invasive stink bugs threaten Oregon’s $132 million hazelnut crop

Wes Flow, News Contributor
December 14, 2022

An invasive species of insect is creating a stink for Oregon’s agriculture. While the jokes may write themselves, Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, Halyomorpha halys, are no laughing matter, threatening...

Sheep pictured at Oregon State University. Lambs have been found to respond well to a diet with hemp byproduct, as found by a recent study.

OSU study finds hemp byproducts make good feed for lambs

Wes Flow, News Contributor
October 10, 2022

For Oregon’s hungry sheep, there’s good news in the form of an Oregon State University study that found hemp byproducts make good feed for lambs. In a Sept. 21 press release, study co-author Serkan...

Although community composting is important on a local level, it is also an action that has an effect on a global scale. When compostable items, such as food or yard waste are sent to a landfill, rather than allowed to naturally compost, a very different chemical reaction takes place.  

Baskin: Community composting is important

Noah Baskin, Columnist
November 10, 2020

What’s the point of composting? Everything comes from the ground, and eventually returns. Why should wayward apple cores or banana peels go to the right containers? Can composting enrich the community? When...

Conducting agriculture research in a greenhouse allowes researchers to grow almost any plant that grows in Oregon.  

Campus greenhouse able to grow almost any crop in Oregon

Lillian Nomie, News Contributor
May 20, 2019

The East Greenhouse at Oregon State University built in 1928, tucked between Withycombe Hall and Cordley Hall, is made up of 19 separate greenhouse rooms and holds space for teaching, as well a variety...

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