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 3, 2004

Scientists at Oregon State University are tuning radio frequencies to quickly and precisely heat food.

April 27, 2004

During National Drinking Water Week, May 2-8, the Oregon State University Extension Service Well Water Program is offering a series of workshops aimed at rural homeowners on how to efficiently maintain drinking water wells and septic systems.
While Greek and Turkish Cypriots seek to resolve one of Europe's longest disputes, two scientists from Oregon State University are working to unite a divided country at ground level – through soil.

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.

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

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.