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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,Continue reading “Spring Project Update”

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 ourContinue reading “Our medicinal herb production publication is live”

How did this project start?

This project started as a collaboration between medicinal herb practitioners and researchers in Oregon who were fielding questions from the community on how to access locally produced medicinal herb ingredients. We quickly realized the need to assess the demand for domestically produced herbs and provide targeted research on crop production practices to support local farmsContinue reading “How did this project start?”

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