Current News & Project Updates
Linda Samsel Receives Award:
Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center is pleased to announce Linda Samsel has been presented with the 2013 Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences Classified Employee Award. The award was created by CAS administrators who felt that recognition should be given to employees who help make the college, its programs and efforts successful. Recipients receive a $1000 cash reward, sponsored through E.R. Jackman by gifts from CAS administrators, and have their picture displayed in the CAS building. The awards were handed out at a CAS Faculty and Staff Luncheon on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013. Please read on to learn more about Linda and her recent award.
COARC Plant Pathologist Position Filled:
Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center and Oregon State University’s Selection Committee are pleased to announce the COARC Plant Pathologist position has officially been filled. After an extensive search and interview process, the selection committee offered the COARC plant pathologist position to Jeremiah Dung, which he accepted. Jeremiah will begin work at COARC on December 30, 2013. Please read on to learn more Jeremiah and what he brings to COARC.
Alfalfa Variety Trial Evaluations:
Ten conventional and seven Roundup Ready alfalfa cultivars were planted at the Central Oregon Agricultural Research Center, in Madras, on August 31, 2011. The entries were separated into two trials, one conventional and one Roundup Ready and separated by a 60 foot border. The entries were planted in 5 ft. by 20 ft. plots in a randomized block design replicated 4 times. The planting rate was 25 lbs/acre of pure, live seed, in 8-inch row spacing, with an Oyjord plot drill. All plots were inoculated with Nitragin AB® prior to planting.
These data are from the second year evaluation of conventional and Roundup Ready alfalfa varieties at the COARC Madras location. Industry representatives guiding this project chose to go with four cuttings per year. As a result, the yields may be less than one would expect, but quality is better than one may expect if harvest were delayed.
- 2013 Alfalfa Variety Trial Evaluations- First Cutting
- 2013 Alfalfa Variety Trial Evaluations- Second Cutting
- 2013 Alfalfa Variety Trial Evaluations- Third Cutting