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

June 26, 2013

Lamb
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.

May 22, 2013

Slug
Stronger warning labels on slug and snail baits containing metaldehyde may have led to a huge drop in calls to a national pesticide hotline about possible dog poisonings, according to Oregon State University.

May 16, 2013

Ninth-graders in OSU's Juntos program. (Photo by Scott Sanchez.)
Families in Madras are marking a promising second year of Juntos, a central Oregon after-school program that aims to prepare Latino high school students and their families for college.

Recent Gardening Tips

February 27, 2015

Create habitat to attract benefiical snakes to the yard

February 13, 2015

A few days of sunny weather isn't enough to warm the soil

February 6, 2015

Though it looks like spring has come early, weather is never a sure thing

January 30, 2015

Weston Miller feeds public's hunger for knowledge on radio, TV and magazine

January 16, 2015

They may take a little longer to get going, but these plants bloom for many years