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

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

January 16, 2004

The Benton County office of the OSU Extension Service’s annual "Insights into Gardening," workshop will be on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004 at OSU.

January 12, 2004

Economists from Oregon State University have prepared a document to help Oregon taxpayers understand how the state’s taxes and spending stack up.

January 9, 2004

Three Oregon State University faculty members from the Animal Sciences Department have received national acclaim for developing and teaching a course that challenges students to discuss and debate ethical issues about the treatment of animals in productio

December 19, 2003

The 3rd annual meeting of the Organic Seed Alliance will be at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center in Corvallis, Oregon on January 9-11, 2004.

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.