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

January 4, 2005

“Far Side Entomology,” the course Michael Burgett created for OSU’s Honors College, will be featured this week on National Public Radio in a series on cool college classes.

December 21, 2004

OSU Extension is co-sponsoring Mid-Willamette Valley Lambing School, scheduled January 18, 8am – 5am, to help sheep producers prepare for lambing season.

December 20, 2004

OSU animal science researchers have developed a diagnostic test for detection of Hemorrhagic Bowel Syndrome (HBS), a deadly disease responsible for killing growing numbers of dairy cows.

December 17, 2004

Oregon State University researchers are working with the People’s Republic of China on development of a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping tool to help land managers find ways to control massive soil erosion in China.
The Oregon Fryer Commission's eighth annual Youth Pen of Fryers Contest will be held May 21 at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall.

Recent Gardening Tips

June 23, 2016

The process of solarization kills weeds, diseases and insects

June 10, 2016

June 2, 2016

What's in this year? The color purple, unusual vegetables and small plants

May 27, 2016

These diminutive plants do well in the ground or in pots

May 20, 2016

Monitor garden closely to get an early start on control