Chapter 567 Experiment Stations

 

2013 EDITION

 

EXPERIMENT STATIONS

 

AGRICULTURE

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

567.005 Greenhouse facilities for seed potato testing; management

 

567.010 Disposition of moneys for greenhouse facilities

 

567.015 Cost of operation paid by growers

 

567.020 Greenhouse facilities under control of experiment station when not in use

 

567.040 The Dalles experimental area established; purpose

 

567.045 Existence of certain experiment stations not affected by repeal of statutes pertaining to appropriations for such stations

 

DRY LANDS EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.205 Dry lands experiment station established; location

 

567.210 Station management and control

 

567.215 Duties of those in charge of station; experiments

 

567.220 Annual report

 

567.230 County court may acquire site for station

 

567.235 County court may acquire buildings and other improvements

 

567.240 County court may sell property of station upon discontinuance; disposition of proceeds

 

ASTOR EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.255 Astor experiment station established; purpose; location

 

567.260 Station management and control

 

567.265 Land and equipment furnished by Clatsop County

 

567.270 Biennial report

 

567.275 Cooperation with United States Department of Agriculture

 

EASTERN OREGON EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.325 Cooperation with federal government

 

567.330 Biennial report

 

EXPERIMENT WORK EAST OF CASCADE MOUNTAINS

 

567.355 Work east of Cascade Mountains

 

567.360 Crop rotation experiments and demonstrations in Umatilla County

 

567.365 Counties in which work conducted; conditions

 

HARNEY COUNTY EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.405 Harney County experiment station established

 

567.410 Station management and control

 

567.430 Biennial report

 

567.435 Cooperation with federal, state or county government, or individuals

 

MID-COLUMBIA EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.455 Mid-Columbia experiment station established

 

567.475 Biennial report

 

567.480 Cooperation with United States Department of Agriculture

 

SOUTHERN OREGON EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.505 Southern Oregon branch experiment station established

 

567.510 Station management and control

 

567.515 Biennial report

 

567.520 Cooperation with federal government

 

UMATILLA EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.575 Disposition of revenues

 

567.580 Station management and control

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

567.005 Greenhouse facilities for seed potato testing; management. The Oregon University System is authorized to construct at the site of Oregon State University at Corvallis, such greenhouse facilities as may be necessary for testing seed potatoes for diseases, experimentation on insect control methods and materials, research on potato disease problems and for the development and testing of special varieties and strains of potatoes. The greenhouse facilities shall be under the control and management of the experiment station. [Amended by 2009 c.762 86]

 

567.010 Disposition of moneys for greenhouse facilities. A separate account in the General Fund is established for the purposes described in ORS 567.005. Moneys in the account are continuously appropriated to the Oregon University System for the purposes described in ORS 567.005. [Amended by 2005 c.755 48; 2009 c.762 87]

 

567.015 Cost of operation paid by growers. The cost of operation of the greenhouse facilities described in ORS 567.005 for testing seed potatoes of individual growers shall be paid by the growers in such proportionate amounts as shall be agreed upon as being equitable and just considering the service rendered. The amount paid shall be deposited in the account established in ORS 567.010 and used to pay the cost of operation of such facilities. [Amended by 2005 c.755 49]

 

567.020 Greenhouse facilities under control of experiment station when not in use. During any portion of any year when the facilities or any part thereof are not being used for the purposes specified in ORS 567.005, they may be used by Oregon State University under the control and management of the experiment station for such purposes as may be deemed most advantageous to the university and to Oregon agricultural development.

 

567.025 [Amended by 2005 c.755 50; repealed by 2013 c.195 1]

 

567.030 [Amended by 2005 c.755 51; repealed by 2013 c.195 1]

 

567.035 [Repealed by 2013 c.195 1]

 

567.040 The Dalles experimental area established; purpose. (1) An experimental area to serve as a field laboratory of the agricultural experiment station of Oregon State University is established.

(2) The experimental area shall be located in The Dalles district of Wasco County for conducting investigations and experimentation in the problems of producing, fertilizing, harvesting, varietal testing, soil improving, irrigating, handling, storing, utilizing, controlling diseases and pests, and on such other problems of horticultural and field crops as may arise in the area.

 

567.045 Existence of certain experiment stations not affected by repeal of statutes pertaining to appropriations for such stations. The repeal of ORS 567.225, 567.280, 567.285, 567.305, 567.310, 567.315, 567.320, 567.370, 567.375, 567.415, 567.420, 567.425, 567.465, 567.470, 567.525, 567.530, 567.535, 567.555, 567.560, 567.565, 567.570 and 567.605 is not intended to affect the existence of the following experiment stations:

(1) Eastern Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station.

(2) Umatilla Branch Experiment Station.

(3) Medford Branch Experiment Station. [1955 c.770 3]

 

DRY LANDS EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.205 Dry lands experiment station established; location. (1) In order to investigate and demonstrate the conditions under which useful plants may be grown on dry, arid or nonirrigated lands of this state and to determine the kinds of plants best adapted for growth on these lands, there is established in the manner provided for in ORS 567.205 to 567.240, an experiment station in this state for such purpose.

(2) The experiment station shall be located on such part of dry, arid or nonirrigated lands of this state as shall be selected by the State Board of Higher Education acting in cooperation with a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

567.210 Station management and control. The station shall be under the management and control of the State Board of Higher Education as a branch station of Oregon State University.

 

567.215 Duties of those in charge of station; experiments. Those having the experimental farm in charge shall:

(1) Secure seeds, from this and other countries of the world, of plants that are thought suitable for growth on dry lands, and observe and record the growth, yield and composition of the plants grown from seeds so secured.

(2) Investigate and determine the methods of soil treatment by which the soil water is best conserved.

(3) Investigate the possibilities of grazing on dry lands which have been seeded to different crops.

(4) Undertake such other experiments and demonstrations as are deemed advisable, having in view the reclamation of the dry or arid lands of the state.

 

567.220 Annual report. The State Board of Higher Education shall cause to be prepared and published full and complete annual reports of the work undertaken and accomplished by the station, and an edition of such number of copies as the board shall determine shall be published annually and distributed free of charge. The cost of such publication and distribution shall be deemed a part of the general expense of the station.

 

567.225 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.230 County court may acquire site for station. The county court of the county in which the experimental station may be located may acquire by purchase or lease sufficient suitable land to be selected by the State Board of Higher Education, acting in cooperation with a representative of the United States Department of Agriculture. In case the land is acquired by purchase, the purchase price shall be paid from the general funds of the county upon the order of the county court by a warrant, in the manner in which other claims against the county are paid. In case the site for the station is acquired by lease, the lease shall be made in favor of the State of Oregon for such term of years and upon such conditions as shall be required by the State Board of Higher Education, and the rent shall be paid out of the county treasury of the county in which the station is located by warrant drawn upon the county treasury by an order of the county court.

 

567.235 County court may acquire buildings and other improvements. The county court of the county in which the station is located is authorized and directed to place upon the land acquired as provided in ORS 567.230 such buildings and other improvements, including a well, as may be required by the State Board of Higher Education. The expenses incurred thereby shall be paid in the manner provided by ORS 567.230 for payment of the purchase price or rent of the land.

 

567.240 County court may sell property of station upon discontinuance; disposition of proceeds. In the event the station is discontinued, the property acquired under ORS 567.230 and 567.235, including land and improvements thereon as well as the improvements placed upon leased land, may be sold by the county court in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as the county court at a regular term thereof may determine. The proceeds arising from such sale shall be returned to the general fund of the county.

 

ASTOR EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.255 Astor experiment station established; purpose; location. In order to investigate and demonstrate the conditions under which useful plants, grains and fruits may be grown on submersible lands, reclaimed swamp lands and logged-off lands in this state and to determine the kinds of plants, grains and fruits best adapted for growth on such lands, there is established an agricultural experimental station in Clatsop County in such place as may be selected by the State Board of Higher Education. The station shall be known as the John Jacob Astor Agricultural Experiment Station. [Amended by 1969 c.594 61]

 

567.260 Station management and control. The Astor experiment station shall be under the control and management of the State Board of Higher Education as a branch of Oregon State University.

 

567.265 Land and equipment furnished by Clatsop County. The necessary lands, permanent improvements and initial equipment required in the work of the Astor experiment station shall be provided by Clatsop County without cost to the state.

 

567.270 Biennial report. The State Board of Higher Education shall cause to be prepared and published at least once every two years a full and complete report of the work undertaken and accomplished by the Astor experiment station. The reports shall be distributed free of charge. The cost of the publication and distribution shall be deemed a part of the general expense of the station.

 

567.275 Cooperation with United States Department of Agriculture. The State Board of Higher Education may cooperate in the special work of the Astor experiment station with the United States Department of Agriculture, or of any bureau or officer thereof, and may enter into any necessary agreement therefor with said department, or any bureau or office thereof.

 

567.280 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.285 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.305 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.310 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.315 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.320 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

EASTERN OREGON EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.325 Cooperation with federal government. The State Board of Higher Education may cooperate in work in any special field of the experiment station with the federal government or any department, bureau, or office thereof, and may enter into any necessary agreement therefor with said government, department, bureau or office.

 

567.330 Biennial report. The State Board of Higher Education shall cause to be prepared and published at least once every two years, full and complete reports of the work undertaken and accomplished by the station. The reports shall be distributed free of charge. The cost of such publication and distribution shall be deemed part of the general expenses of the station.

 

EXPERIMENT WORK EAST OF CASCADE MOUNTAINS

 

567.355 Work east of Cascade Mountains. The director of the Oregon experiment stations may conduct experimental and demonstration work in counties east of the Cascade Mountains for the purpose of securing and demonstrating more profitable wheat varieties, more profitable crops on lands now producing wheat and suitable grasses for grazing lands. Such work shall be conducted through grain and forage crop nurseries and by such means as the director deems proper.

 

567.360 Crop rotation experiments and demonstrations in Umatilla County. The director of the Oregon experiment stations may conduct in Umatilla County crop rotation experimental and demonstration work for the purpose of establishing a profitable cropping system that will reduce the summer fallow acreage, decrease the present size of the farm unit necessary to make a living and stabilize land values.

 

567.365 Counties in which work conducted; conditions. The work provided for in ORS 567.355 and 567.360 shall be conducted only in counties having agricultural agents or other local agencies, who are deemed qualified by the director of the Oregon experiment stations to cooperate in conducting the work.

 

567.370 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.375 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

HARNEY COUNTY EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.405 Harney County experiment station established. In order to investigate and demonstrate methods for improving agricultural and livestock conditions in the range areas in southeastern Oregon, an agricultural experiment station is established and shall be located in Harney County in such place as may be selected by the State Board of Higher Education.

 

567.410 Station management and control. The station shall be under the control and management of the State Board of Higher Education through its director of the Oregon agricultural experiment station, as a branch station of the Oregon agricultural experiment station.

 

567.415 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.420 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.425 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.430 Biennial report. The State Board of Higher Education shall cause to be prepared and published at least once every two years a full and completed report of the work undertaken and accomplished by the Harney County station. The reports shall be distributed free of charge and the cost of such publication and distribution shall be deemed a part of the general expense of the station.

 

567.435 Cooperation with federal, state or county government, or individuals. The director of the Oregon agricultural experiment station may cooperate in the special work of the Harney County station with any federal, state or county government or individual and may, for that purpose, enter into necessary agreements with any department, division, branch, bureau or office thereof, or with individuals.

 

MID-COLUMBIA EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.455 Mid-Columbia experiment station established. To study and carry on investigations in horticultural, pathological and other agricultural problems as affects the interests of this state, there is established an agricultural experimental area in Hood River and Wasco Counties to be operated as the Mid-Columbia Experiment Station under the control and management of the State Board of Higher Education through the Agricultural Experiment Station of Oregon State University. [Amended by 1953 c.449 5]

 

567.460 [Repealed by 1953 c.449 5]

 

567.465 [Amended by 1953 c.449 5; repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.470 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.475 Biennial report. The State Board of Higher Education shall cause to be prepared and published once every two years a full and complete report of the work accomplished by the station. The report shall be distributed free of charge. The cost of such publication and distribution shall be deemed a part of the general expense of the station.

 

567.480 Cooperation with United States Department of Agriculture. The State Board of Higher Education may cooperate in the special work of the station with the United States Department of Agriculture or any office or bureau thereof, and may enter into any agreement therefor with said department, bureau or office.

 

SOUTHERN OREGON EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.505 Southern Oregon branch experiment station established. There is established a branch agricultural experiment station of Oregon State University in southern Oregon, located in such part of southern Oregon as may be determined by the State Board of Higher Education.

 

567.510 Station management and control. The station shall be under the management and control of the State Board of Higher Education as a branch station of Oregon State University.

 

567.515 Biennial report. The State Board of Higher Education shall cause to be prepared and published at least once every two years a full and complete report of the work undertaken and accomplished by the station. The reports shall be distributed free of charge. The cost of such publication and distribution shall be deemed a part of the general expenses of the station.

 

567.520 Cooperation with federal government. The State Board of Higher Education may cooperate in work in any special field of the station with the federal government or any department, bureau or office thereof, and may enter into any necessary agreement therefor with said government, department, bureau or office.

 

567.525 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.530 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.535 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.555 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.560 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.565 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

567.570 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

 

UMATILLA EXPERIMENT STATION

 

567.575 Disposition of revenues. All revenues derived from the land and experiment station not necessarily used in connection with the experiment station may be used by the State Board of Higher Education in the improvement of the property referred to in this section and ORS 567.580 in repairing structures thereon, for the use and benefit of the experiment station generally and for conducting agricultural experiments in eastern Oregon and not otherwise.

 

567.580 Station management and control. The station shall at all times be under the exclusive management and control of the State Board of Higher Education and shall be deemed a branch of the experiment station of Oregon State University.

 

567.605 [Repealed by 1955 c.770 1]

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