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

April 23, 2004

A team of OSU plant pathologists are helping officials battle a pathogen that threatens a multi-million dollar wound upon Oregon’s nursery industry.
Live animals, farm machinery, a mechanical bull and a barbecue are just a few of the many highlights of this year's annual celebration at Oregon State University called Ag Days.

April 8, 2004

The Extension 4-H Youth Development Program at Oregon State University has awarded more than $6,000 in scholarships to nine Oregon 4-H members.

March 23, 2004

Mary Corp, OSU Extension weed specialist in Umatilla County, offers advice to minimize drifting herbicides.
Wine grape production—including such topics as vine microclimate, nutrient and water management, and vine disease prevention—is the focus of a series of workshops starting March 30, offered by the Oregon State University Extension Service Viticulture Prog

Recent Gardening Tips

July 25, 2014

In mild parts of western Oregon and along most of the coast, it is possible to grow a succession of garden vegetables throughout most of the year. Gardeners can extend the season well into fall in many parts of the Pacific Northwest with a little knowledge and protection of their plants from the elements.

July 18, 2014

Need a summer cover crop to add nutrients to your garden's soil? Try planting buckwheat.

July 10, 2014

Many people pay more attention than usual to their roofs in the summer and fall as trees overhang, leaves pile up and fall rains are just around the corner.

July 3, 2014

What to do about garden pests, including insects, plant diseases and weeds, can be a challenge for gardeners who want to effectively manage the pests without damage to the environment and human health.

June 27, 2014

Construction materials can include fiberglass, wood, wire, plastic and PVC hoops.