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

April 15, 2013

Spring wheat damaged by nematodes
A microscopic parasitic roundworm is costing Pacific Northwest wheat growers $51 million in lost revenue each year because it's cutting grain yields by an average of about 5 percent, according to estimates by Oregon State University researchers.

April 10, 2013

(Photo by OSU's EESC.)
In three to five years, the Oregon State University Extension Service aims to get more than 1,000 youth enrolled in its 4-H clubs in Lane County, which are returning after a two-year absence.

April 9, 2013

basket of potatoes
Two small, remote-controlled aircraft will start flying over potato fields in the Hermiston area in April as part of OSU's efforts to help farmers more efficiently use water, fertilizers and pesticides.

April 8, 2013

"All Will Be Fed" (Photo by Mike Van)
The work of 17 handpicked artists is on display in the 31st year of an Oregon State University exhibit inspired by agriculture and its bounty.

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

December 15, 2014

Take the agnst out of the holidays with gifts to fit your budget

December 5, 2014

Potted plants can come in year after year to be decorated for the holidays

November 26, 2014

For most people fires are more about enjoyment than saving money

November 21, 2014

Don't wait until spring to combat problems

November 14, 2014

Gardens get more damage as number of insects grows