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

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.

August 30, 2004

Oregon State University researchers are helping to develop new markets for Oregon sardines.

Recent Gardening Tips

September 26, 2014

Identifying diseases, pests and other threats to plant health can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardener or landscaper. A new online course from Oregon State University aims to make diagnosing sick plants and choosing the right treatment easier.

September 19, 2014

Late September is the time to start thinking about coaxing potted poinsettia plants back into color and bloom for December.

September 12, 2014

Yellow jackets buzzing around pop cans, hamburgers and fruit salad can ruin barbecues. And, because their sting can be life-threatening for some people, it might be necessary to destroy nests found near human activity.

September 5, 2014

Late blight, a fungal disease that infects tomatoes, usually shows up in Oregon gardens as weather turns wet and humid, and it’s dispersed by the wind and rain.

August 29, 2014

Good seed setters include sweet peas, sunflowers, calendula, borage, nasturtiums and annual delphiniums.