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

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.
"Western Profiles of Innovative Agricultural Marketing," is a 122-page publication that profiles creative agricultural operations throughout the West. It identifies key factors behind the successes or failures of 17 direct farm marketing and agri-tourism

July 16, 2004

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed an online-based weed information exchange called Weedmapper to help landowners and land managers throughout the state in the war on weeds.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

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.