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

August 27, 2004

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

August 26, 2004

OSU scientists find that local albacore tuna is low in mercury and high in healthy oils.

August 23, 2004

"Wildfire in Oregon" provides up-to-date information about wildfire prevention, news about current fires, and recovery after fire.

August 17, 2004

Bruce Dugger, assistant professor in the Oregon State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is the new recipient of the Bob and Phyllis Mace Watchable Wildlife Professorship.

August 5, 2004

Entrepreneurs wanting to start a food-related business can learn about special issues affecting food business enterprises.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

August 22, 2014

Deadheading makes sense for repeat bloomers and highly modified annuals, but for most other plants it is a matter of appearance and the personal taste of the gardener.

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.