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 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.

December 12, 2003

Two dozen Oregon 4-H members participated with hundreds of other 4-H members from throughout the United States in the recent National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Ga.

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.