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

May 18, 2004

Oregon State University and USDA Agricultural Research Service scientists will present their findings on cereal grain and seed crop research at the annual Hyslop Farm Field Day on Wednesday, May 26.

May 14, 2004

Nationally known economist Ken Stone will speak at Oregon State University on Wednesday, May 26, about the economic impacts of establishing "big-box" retail stores in both small and larger communities.

May 13, 2004

Sujaya Rao, an assistant professor in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at Oregon State University, is the winner of the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching from the Entomological Society of America, Pacific Branch.

May 10, 2004

An Oregon 4-H project called "Corroboree" is helping Oregon elementary school students from Salem and Milwaukie reach around the world to share results of natural resource science projects with school children in Australia.

May 5, 2004

Thanks to the donation of a portable computer lab by Hewlett-Packard Company, the Oregon 4-H Youth Program is expanding efforts to help Latino youth cross the digital divide.

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.