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

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.

July 15, 2014

girl surfing
OSU's 4-H Surfing Outdoor Stewardship Program introduces kids to a sport that not only builds their physical fitness but also helps them develop stronger relationships with the ocean and their communities

June 30, 2014

Honey bee
More than one in five commercial honeybee hives in Oregon did not survive last winter, continuing a financially challenging trend for professional beekeepers.

June 23, 2014

Goat cheese
Aspiring artisan cheese makers should be prepared to shell out at least $250,000 to set up operations, according to an Oregon State University study.

June 17, 2014

Oregon State University's Food Innovation Center
Local food entrepreneurs will show off their unique creations to the public at a free farmers market-like event at the Food Innovation Center in Portland on June 24.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 24, 2014

Demonstration garden draws public interest in new type of vegetables

October 16, 2014

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you've got to put your garden to bed

October 3, 2014

If you like to prolong color in your landscapes through the summer and into the fall, consider planting evergreen shrubs called Hebes (pronounced HEE-bees) for vivid color in both flowers and foliage during summer and fall.

September 26, 2014

Identifying diseases, pests and other threats to plant health can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardener or landscaper. A new online course from Oregon State University aims to make diagnosing sick plants and choosing the right treatment easier.

September 19, 2014

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