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

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.

January 22, 2004

The 2004 omnibus appropriations bill the U.S. Senate passed today (Thursday, Jan. 22) contains support for several ongoing Oregon State University Agricultural Experiment Station research efforts, plus funding that will jumpstart a major effort by the OSU

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

July 18, 2014

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