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 2, 2013

Andrew Hulting (Photo by Emmalie Goodwin.)
Oregon State University has selected a weed management specialist with the Extension Service for a major endowed professorship.

June 26, 2013

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The Oregon State University Extension Service's 4-H youth development program will induct four longtime volunteer leaders or retired staff into its Hall of Fame on June 28.
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Sheep given supplements of organic selenium above United States government recommendations showed improved growth, weight and immunity, according to new research at Oregon State University.

June 20, 2013

IGFC (Photo by Bruce Dunlop)
Building more meat processing plants won't yield more local meat unless farmers and processors change how they do business with each other, according to a new report.

May 31, 2013

Spotted wing drosophila (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
Growers can now easily identify and manage insects while in the field using smart phones and tablets with a new online tool developed by Oregon State University and partners.

Extension In The News

Recent Gardening Tips

August 29, 2014

Good seed setters include sweet peas, sunflowers, calendula, borage, nasturtiums and annual delphiniums.

August 22, 2014

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers and highly modified annuals, but for most other plants it is a matter of appearance and the personal taste of the gardener.

August 15, 2014

Rain actually does go away on summer days in the Pacific Northwest and during this dry time, when vegetables and flowers bask in sunlight, water use and costs can increase substantially.

August 8, 2014

OSU Extension horticulturist Brooke Edmunds troubleshoots common problems that afflict tomatoes.

August 1, 2014

Heat-loving squash and cucumber plants will take advantage of hot weather to blossom and set fruit. Successful pollination depends on insect pollinators, such as honeybees and native bees, as well as timing and location.