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

December 7, 2012

Honeybee
The three-part Oregon Master Beekeeper Program teaches people how to raise the honey producers, which are crucial pollinators for blueberries, pears, cherries, apples and other crops.

December 6, 2012

Quinoa
Researchers from Oregon State University are exploring the potential for quinoa to grow in the Northwest’s diverse climates.

November 27, 2012

Beginning Urban Farmers in 2011 (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
Oregon State University is accepting applications for its eight-month training program in the Portland area for aspiring urban farmers.

November 21, 2012

4-H Clover
Seventeen high school students from Oregon will attend the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 23-27.

November 15, 2012

OSU's Strand Ag Hall
Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences has awarded 32 undergraduates $80,500 in scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year.

Recent Gardening Tips

April 18, 2014

If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the texture of your soil.

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.