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

March 11, 2004

The Oregon Fryer Commission's seventh annual Youth Pen of Fryers Contest will be held on Saturday, June 19, at the Polk County Fairgrounds in Rickreall, and registration must be completed by April 8.

March 9, 2004

The new chairperson and head of the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University is OSU professor Dan Arp
The 2004 lambs are arriving at Oregon State University's Sheep Barn and the public is invited to view this annual spring ritual.

February 25, 2004

Oregon farmers and ranchers generated more than $3.4 billion during 2003 in sales of agricultural commodities, according to a recently completed report produced by the Oregon State University Extension Service.
Overall, 2003 gross sales of Oregon agricultural commodities rose significantly over year-earlier levels, but some sectors of Oregon agriculture did not perform as well as others.

Recent Gardening Tips

April 11, 2014

Plant blueberries now for a great crop of sweet, healthful fruit in the future.

April 4, 2014

As the blossoms fade in your apple and pear trees this spring, keep an eye out for a fungus that flourishes in warm, wet weather, cautions the Oregon State University Extension Service.

March 28, 2014

From strawberry jam to fruit salad, nothing says summer quite like the succulent strawberry.

March 21, 2014

Skip the soil and try growing vegetables in an aquaponics system that turns fish waste into fertilizer for your plants.

March 14, 2014

If you're growing hops to brew your own beer, you may notice silvery or pale green, brittle spikes rising from the crown of the plant or brown spots on the leaves this spring.