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 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.
Three OSU researchers will be honored for their lifetime contributions to the potato industry.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

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.