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3 Tips to Manage Yellowjackets Without Pesticides

Three least-toxic strategies to deal with yellowjackets: prevention, trapping and spraying, and nest removal.

Managing Tree of Heaven, Without Pesticides

Tree of heaven is a problematic non-native species of the Pacific Northwest because they are easy to establish, grow rapidly, and can take root in places that can cause significant property damage. Learn three main strategies to manage tree of heaven.

3 Steps To Manage Rats, Without Poison

Three simple steps to manage rats, without using poisons that are toxic to the environment and other animals.

5 Healthy DIY Pest Solutions

How to make your own homemade traps or non-toxic sprays for sugar ants, fruit flies, slugs, yellowjackets, and soft bodied insects like aphids.

Managing Moss on Your Roof, Without Toxic Chemicals

Three key tips for preventing and treating moss on your roof, without using chemicals that are highly toxic to fish and other aquatic life.

Green Gardening Solutions for Nursery Growers

Recording of a workshop held in November of 2022 showing how nursery growers can manage insects, weeds and disease without using chemicals.

How to Create Healthy Habitat

Learn the basics of creating healthy habitat for beneficial insects, in your own back yard! Healthy habitat is a wonderfully complex ecosystem of interconnected organisms.

Pesticide Risks To People & The Environment

A quick introduction to the increased uses of pesticides and the dangerous effects on people and the environment.

Los Riesgos de Pesticidas para la Comunidad y el Medio Ambiente

Con el uso de los pesticidas en la agricultura, en los parques, escuelas, bosques y los hogares, nuestra salud, como la salud de nuestros ríos, están en peligro.

Protect Yourself From The Harms Of Pesticides

A quick overview on protecting you and your family/community from the harms of pesticides.

Protéjase de los Riesgos de los Pesticidas

En la naturaleza, nada existe por sí mismo, todos estamos conectados de alguna u otra forma. Con el aumento en el uso de pesticidas en los hogares, jardines, escuelas, parques y en la producción de los alimentos que comemos. Los efectos están reflejados y conectados; y además, pueden ser más peligrosos de lo que pensamos.

Organic Hemp Production in Oregon

These two videos show industrial hemp growers in Central and Eastern Oregon talking about preventative pest management approaches through holistic farm management, at both the small and mid-scale levels.

Alternatives in Action
Covers several non-chemical methods for managing landscapes, including: corn gluten meal, sheet mulching, solarization, flame weeding, and organic herbicides made with vinegar and botanical oils.

Why Care About Pesticides?

An overview on pesticide use, its impacts on human health and the environment, and strategies for reducing pesticide use in your community.

Creating Healthy Habitat for Creepy Crawlies

NCAP welcomes Suzanne Wainwright-Evans, horticultural entomologist, to share information about our "creepy crawly" beneficial insect friends and how to attract them to our gardens. Let's use predator bugs to take care of pests instead of using pesticides!

Controlando Malezas Sin Contaminar el Agua

Controlling Weeds Without Polluting Water- in Spanish: Aprende cómo controlar las malezas sin contaminar el agua. ¡Usando técnicas alternativas, podemos controlar nuestras plagas sin usar los pesticidas! Para acceder al curso completo al que se hace referencia en la presentación, busque Absorbiendo el Agua- Sesiòn 1 a 3 (abajo).

Absorbiendo el Agua (Soaking It In Series, in Spanish)

El Planeamiento, Construcción y Mantenimiento de Jardines de Lluvia para Estudiantes y Paisajistas Profesionales. ¡Mantenga limpios los arroyos locales mediante la filtración y absorción de la escorrentía urbana! Aprende por qué esta importante y cómo diseñar, instalar y mantener jardines de lluvia, macetas, zanjas y franjas de protección.

Sesiòn 1: Por qué Jardines de Lluvia/Why Rain Gardens; Evaluación y planificación del sitio/Site Assessment and Planning; Discusión, Preguntas y Respuestas/Discussion, Questions and Answers:

Sesiòn 2: Diseño y Instalación/Design and Installation; Función y Mantenimiento/Function and maintenance; Discusión, Preguntas y Respuestas/Discussion, Questions and Answers:

Sesiòn 3: Función y Mantenimiento (continuado)/Function and Maintenance (continued); Controlando Malezas Sin Contaminar el Agua/Controlling Weeds without Polluting Water; Discusión, Preguntas y Respuestas/Discussion, Questions and Answers:

Protecting Migratory Pollinators Series

Session 1: An exploration of two less-recognized but extremely important pollinators: nectar-feeding bats and monarchs. Juan Moreira-Hernández and Gail Morris discuss these species' relationships to plants and flowers, habitat needs, effective conservation and management efforts, impacts of pesticides, and ways you can participate in community-based science to protect pollinators in your homes and communities. 

Session 2: This video focuses on migratory bird pollinators/insectivores. Presenters Dr. David Inouye and Jo Ann Baumgartner discuss their habitat needs, effective conservation/management efforts, impacts of pesticides on these species and their role as natural pest control agents in home gardens and on farms.

Successes in Organic Hazelnut Production: Biodiversity and Management of Filbert Moth

Though 99% of U.S. hazelnuts are grown in Oregon, only 1% of these are grown organically. A new cooperative, Oregon Organic Hazelnuts, aims to change the statistics. Taylor Larson of My Brothers' Farm shares successes in Oregon organic hazelnut production.

Healthy Habitat Pollinator Series

Improve ecosystem health by creating habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects. This three part series walks you through the process and showcases successful habitat on farms, in yards and in community spaces. 

An A-Maizing Opportunity for Farmers Series

Part 1: Restaurants and growers team up in Idaho to provide local, heirloom corn varieties for making tortillas. Idaho is experiencing new demand for heirloom corn, and farmer interest in trialing more than 20 varieties has blossomed. A-maizing things happened when we partnered with farmers in Southern Idaho to bulk the seed supply. Part 1 introduces the project and shows off the first seed varieties trialed. Part 2 shows what happened when farmers started growing the seed at a larger scale.

Living Wage: Perspectives through the Food Supply Chain

Living Wage is a short film that showcases the real-world stories of farmers and farm advocates — an exploration of how farmers can earn a living wage. Interviewees range from new and beginning to experienced organic farmers, agricultural economists, restaurateurs, and food system advocates.

Biological Control: Harnessing Nature in the Nursery Industry

An introduction to the basics of biological control for nursery and greenhouse growers, as well as community members concerned about pesticide use.

Managing Bed Bugs without Harmful Pesticides

This video discusses strategies for preventing and managing bed bugs without pesticides. It includes information about potential health risks of foggers, bug bombs, and other chemicals commonly used for bed bug treatment.

Scouting for Mummy Berry

Mummy berry is a fungal disease that commonly infects blueberries. It is common in the northwest, mainly due to constant high levels of moisture throughout the year. Watch for tips on identifying and monitoring Mummy Berry disease in blueberries. 

Mouse Control Series