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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

April 3, 2014

Students garden in Burns. (Photo courtesy Harney County 4-H)
Through Youth Advocates for Health, or YA4-H!, teens are mentoring younger children in communities from Astoria to Ontario to help them make healthy choices.

March 25, 2014

Pollution-measuring wristband
Oregon State University scientists have created a fashion accessory that doubles as a pollution detector.

March 20, 2014

Nancy Kerkvliet
The chemical could offer an alternative to steroids and other drugs that can have severe side effects.

March 13, 2014

A group involved in the FIESTAS program. (Photo by Stephen Ward)
A collaboration with the Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H youth development program aims to help aspiring teachers increase culturally diverse students' knowledge of and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

March 6, 2014

OSU College of Agricultural Sciences
Oregon State University has been recognized as a world-class center in agriculture and forestry, ranking seventh in a new international survey of more than 200 schools.

Recent Gardening Tips

April 18, 2014

If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the texture of your soil.

April 11, 2014

Plant blueberries now for a great crop of sweet, healthful fruit in the future.

April 4, 2014

As the blossoms fade in your apple and pear trees this spring, keep an eye out for a fungus that flourishes in warm, wet weather, cautions the Oregon State University Extension Service.

March 28, 2014

From strawberry jam to fruit salad, nothing says summer quite like the succulent strawberry.

March 21, 2014

Skip the soil and try growing vegetables in an aquaponics system that turns fish waste into fertilizer for your plants.