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

May 14, 2014

People with questions about using pesticides correctly now can get answers on their smartphones and tablets, thanks to expanded online services offered by the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) at Oregon State University.

May 6, 2014

Helicopters land for Aerospace Field Day. (Photo by Barbara Brody)
4-H club in Malheur County teaches youth about aerospace, science and engineering.

April 23, 2014

Information about the Pacific Northwest's wide array of wildflowers is just a swipe away with a new mobile app designed in part by botanists at Oregon State University.

April 11, 2014

Mary Altieri is a 4-H Young Entrepreneur. (Photo by Cynthia Altieri)
The Young Entrepreneurs Club from the Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H program and the Astoria Sunday Market teaches youth how to start a business.

April 9, 2014

Fire Blight
Oregon State University researchers have proven the effectiveness of two organic alternatives for controlling a disease that can wipe out entire apple and pear orchards.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 9, 2015

With proper care, hazelnuts, walnuts and chestnuts should last through the winter

October 5, 2015

A little research will help you get the color you prefer

September 25, 2015

Choose the best vegetables to plant again next year

September 18, 2015

It's natural to see spiders on the move this time of year

September 11, 2015

Try some unusual choices to get a different look in the garden