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

September 17, 2004

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC), headquartered at OSU, broadened its mission to provide valuable online resources dedicated to informing the public about all facets of West Nile virus.
Kerry Locke a crops and horticulture agent for the Klamath County office of the Oregon State University Extension Service, was recently conducting "potato diplomacy" in Kyrgyzstan.

September 16, 2004

OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences announces its 23rd annual art competition "Art About Agriculture Tour 2005: On the Subject of Food."

September 1, 2004

Four Oregon 4-H members received college scholarships during a 4-H awards ceremony at the Oregon State Fair.

August 31, 2004

The Oregon State University Extension Service and Oregon Food Bank have joined forces in a new stronger partnership to put more nutrition education on the front lines in Oregon’s battle against hunger.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

March 14, 2014

If you're growing hops to brew your own beer, you may notice silvery or pale green, brittle spikes rising from the crown of the plant or brown spots on the leaves this spring.