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 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.

July 30, 2004

Charlotte Riersgard named staff chair of Oregon State University's Lane County Extension Office.

July 27, 2004

OSU's scientists have developed a thin food wrap that prevents food from spoiling and can even be fortified with vitamins and minerals, so the food and the film together make a more nutritious fare.

July 23, 2004

The Agricultural Research Foundation, a private, non-profit corporation and affiliate of Oregon State University, has announced grants for 29 OSU through its annual Venture Capital Program, which supports and encourages new ideas.

Recent Gardening Tips

October 16, 2014

Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean you've got to put your garden to bed

October 3, 2014

If you like to prolong color in your landscapes through the summer and into the fall, consider planting evergreen shrubs called Hebes (pronounced HEE-bees) for vivid color in both flowers and foliage during summer and fall.

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.