News

OSU Extension Service and agricultural research news

The Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) department writes news releases about OSU’s agricultural research as well as the various programs offered by the university’s Extension Service. Below is an archive of these stories as well as a list of stories published in the media about Extension. You’ll also find gardening advice articles written by EESC. Contact our media liaisons.

Recent News Stories

September 15, 2014

Exurban
Rewarding landowners for converting farmland into forest will be a key to sequestering carbon and providing wildlife habitat, according to a new study by Oregon State University and collaborators.

August 20, 2014

Organic dairy cattle
Cows raised on organic and conventional dairy farms in three regions of the United States show no significant differences in health or in the nutritional content of their milk, according to a new study by Oregon State University researchers and their collaborators.

August 19, 2014

CBARC - Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton
A crop scientist with international experience has been named as director of Oregon State University’s Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center in Pendleton.

August 14, 2014

Beach sampling
Health warnings issued when beaches have high levels of bacteria do not keep many surfers out of the water, according to a new study by Oregon State University.

July 17, 2014

NASA/ Oregon State University
As part of a NASA air and sea mission, Oregon State University researchers will measure ocean plants to see how changes in carbon levels could affect the future of fisheries and marine life.

Recent Gardening Tips

September 19, 2014

Late September is the time to start thinking about coaxing potted poinsettia plants back into color and bloom for December.

September 12, 2014

Yellow jackets buzzing around pop cans, hamburgers and fruit salad can ruin barbecues. And, because their sting can be life-threatening for some people, it might be necessary to destroy nests found near human activity.

September 5, 2014

Late blight, a fungal disease that infects tomatoes, usually shows up in Oregon gardens as weather turns wet and humid, and it’s dispersed by the wind and rain.

August 29, 2014

Good seed setters include sweet peas, sunflowers, calendula, borage, nasturtiums and annual delphiniums.

August 22, 2014

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers and highly modified annuals, but for most other plants it is a matter of appearance and the personal taste of the gardener.