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

February 16, 2004

Entrepreneurs wanting to start or expand a food-related business can learn about special issues affecting food business enterprises at a short course called "Northwest Food Business 101," scheduled Thursday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Oregon State U
OSU's 22nd annual Art About Agriculture touring exhibition of fine art, Tour 2004, opens to the public on Sunday, February 22 in the Giustina Art Gallery, at OSU's LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis.

February 13, 2004

Young people in Oregon 4-H programs experience more positive growth and involvement when they participate as full partners with adults in planning and conducting activities, according to recent research findings at Oregon State University.
“Farm Direct Marketing in Oregon: The Niche is Growing.” conference will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2004 at the Valley River Inn in Eugene.

January 27, 2004

Economist finds the value of irrigation water varies enormously across the Upper Klamath Basin and explores how water transfers could work in the Klamath Reclamation Project.

Recent Gardening Tips

September 12, 2014

Yellow jackets buzzing around pop cans, hamburgers and fruit salad can ruin barbecues. And, because their sting can be life-threatening for some people, it might be necessary to destroy nests found near human activity.

September 5, 2014

Late blight, a fungal disease that infects tomatoes, usually shows up in Oregon gardens as weather turns wet and humid, and it’s dispersed by the wind and rain.

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.