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

March 20, 2013

Laptop (Photo by Flickr:nerissa's ring)
Starting in spring term 2013, a new program will give Klamath Community College graduates an opportunity to work toward an Oregon State University online bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences – and receive on-the-ground mentorship and support during their studies.

March 13, 2013

Muffins baked with pomace flour
Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered how to turn the pulp from crushed wine grapes into a natural food preservative, biodegradable packaging materials and a nutritional enhancement for baked goods.

March 6, 2013

Oyster
Oregon State University has improved an old method of making oysters safer to eat so that more bacteria are removed without sacrificing taste and texture.

March 1, 2013

Tom Shellhammer. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
To fill a knowledge gap among both professional and hobbyist beer-makers, Oregon State University has created several online and on-site short courses for brewers who want to refine their technical skills.

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 16, 2014

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you've got to put your garden to bed

October 3, 2014

If you like to prolong color in your landscapes through the summer and into the fall, consider planting evergreen shrubs called Hebes (pronounced HEE-bees) for vivid color in both flowers and foliage during summer and fall.

September 26, 2014

Identifying diseases, pests and other threats to plant health can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardener or landscaper. A new online course from Oregon State University aims to make diagnosing sick plants and choosing the right treatment easier.

September 19, 2014

Late September is the time to start thinking about coaxing potted poinsettia plants back into color and bloom for December.

September 12, 2014

Yellow jackets buzzing around pop cans, hamburgers and fruit salad can ruin barbecues. And, because their sting can be life-threatening for some people, it might be necessary to destroy nests found near human activity.