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 17, 2014

Siva Kolluri
OSU researchers found that the drug raloxifene, which is marketed under the brand name Evista by Eli Lilly and Co., killed human breast cancer cells that are "triple-negative” as well as liver cancer cells.

February 10, 2014

Tree School is set in Oregon City. (Photo by Lynn Ketchum)
Organizers with the Oregon State University Extension Service expect more than 800 woodland owners to attend its three Tree Schools around the state this spring as the forestry sector emerges from a challenging recession.

February 3, 2014

Border collie
A dog's breed can determine how well it follows human commands, according to a new study from Oregon State University.

January 29, 2014

Cattle grazing
The researchers' argument comes amid a debate over whether grazing on western public lands worsens ecological alterations caused by climate change.

January 28, 2014

Bill Braunworth
Bill Braunworth, formerly the interim head, has worked at OSU since 1986.

Recent Gardening Tips

November 20, 2015

Winter is a good time to check for insects on your houseplants

November 13, 2015

Use the 'one-third' system for easy composting

October 30, 2015

Bring tender perennials inside so they'll survive

October 23, 2015

Pollinators are thrilled to find flora partners in the garden

October 16, 2015

Officials need more time to monitor ash whitefly before making recommendations