Red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) first year growth in summer 2022. This species and several others are on display at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, OR.

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How do I maximize yield from Tulsi?

This is something many growers have asked as we started this project. From our grower surveys, we noticed two patterns. 1. Each farm used a different number of harvests each season (some farms harvest 1 single time, others up to 4 times in one season). 2. Harvest method was also different across farms–hand harvest and…

Spring Project Update

This season, we are trialing a variety of medicinal herbs in a few different locations. At the North Willamette Research and Extension Center, we will be completing replicated trials with two promising Ayurvedic herbs for the PNW. In these trials, we will be assessing how organic fertility options affect ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) yield and quality,…

Our medicinal herb production publication is live

Our OSU extension publication Medicinal Herb Production in the Pacific Northwest: Opportunities and Obstacles in a Growing Market is now available for free online. This publication summarizes what we learned during our symposium and from other interviews and farm visits. We evaluate promising crops and areas of research for developing medicinal herb production in our…

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