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

February 11, 2013

Kaseberg wheat
With the baking industry in mind, Oregon State University has developed a higher-yielding soft white winter wheat that's also resistant to the disease stripe rust.

January 30, 2013

ensalada de cebada
A partir de este mes, los niños que están cursando la primaria aprenderán sobre la alimentación saludable a través del Servicio de Extensión de la Universidad Estatal de Oregón (OSU Extension Service).
hazelnuts
Oregon State University has developed a new high-yielding, blight-resistant hazelnut for the baking and chocolate industries.

January 28, 2013

Imported wasp Trissolcus halyomorphae
As the brown marmorated stink bug spreads across the state, Oregon State University is studying how to use bug-on-bug warfare to stop this crop-damaging pest.

January 25, 2013

Lisbeth Goddik with OSU Extension Service. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
Experienced and newer farmers will share their wisdom at the Oregon Small Farms Conference at Oregon State University on March 2.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

March 14, 2014

If you're growing hops to brew your own beer, you may notice silvery or pale green, brittle spikes rising from the crown of the plant or brown spots on the leaves this spring.