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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

January 28, 2014

Underwater volcano
Oregon State University scientists have discovered how to pinpoint the time and place of underwater volcanic eruptions using satellite images.

January 6, 2014

Rows of vegetables grow at a farm in Medford. (Photo by Stephen Ward)
Hundreds of farmers throughout Oregon will gather in Corvallis this winter to improve their skills and get inspired for the next growing season. The 14th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference will take place Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Oregon State University.

December 11, 2013

Ann Colonna
Consumers can't tell the difference between regular bread and bread with 10 percent less salt, according to taste tests by Oregon State University.

December 2, 2013

spotted wing drosophila
Oregon State University hopes to aid research on the fruit-damaging spotted wing drosophila by providing online access to the fly's newly sequenced genome.

November 25, 2013

Grafted blueberry trees grow at OSU's NWREC. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
An Oregon State University researcher aims to lower production costs for growers by creating a new kind of blueberry that develops as a tree instead of the traditional bush.

Recent Gardening Tips

February 27, 2015

Create habitat to attract benefiical snakes to the yard

February 13, 2015

A few days of sunny weather isn't enough to warm the soil

February 6, 2015

Though it looks like spring has come early, weather is never a sure thing

January 30, 2015

Weston Miller feeds public's hunger for knowledge on radio, TV and magazine

January 16, 2015

They may take a little longer to get going, but these plants bloom for many years