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 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.

August 27, 2004

DEET can pose health risks if you fail to follow label instructions, says a toxicologist at OSU's Agricultural Experiment Station.

Recent Gardening Tips

August 15, 2014

Rain actually does go away on summer days in the Pacific Northwest and during this dry time, when vegetables and flowers bask in sunlight, water use and costs can increase substantially.

August 8, 2014

OSU Extension horticulturist Brooke Edmunds troubleshoots common problems that afflict tomatoes.

August 1, 2014

Heat-loving squash and cucumber plants will take advantage of hot weather to blossom and set fruit. Successful pollination depends on insect pollinators, such as honeybees and native bees, as well as timing and location.

July 25, 2014

In mild parts of western Oregon and along most of the coast, it is possible to grow a succession of garden vegetables throughout most of the year. Gardeners can extend the season well into fall in many parts of the Pacific Northwest with a little knowledge and protection of their plants from the elements.

July 18, 2014

Need a summer cover crop to add nutrients to your garden's soil? Try planting buckwheat.