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

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.

December 11, 2003

Today, a growing number of students are enrolling in animal sciences and some 80 percent of students in the department are female. So, where have all the men gone?

December 8, 2003

"The Organic Farmer's Guide to Oregon State University," (EM 8835) lists OSU's analytical laboratories and services and OSU Extension publications of interest to organic and biologically intensive agriculture.

November 20, 2003

Faced with a changing forest products economy, Oregon's family forestland owners have struggled to get full market value for their harvested timber, particularly big saw logs that are 30 to 72 inches in diameter.

November 19, 2003

The great American turkey is probably never more popular than over the Thanksgiving holiday. During the rest of the year this much-maligned bird doesn't get a shred of respect.

Recent Gardening Tips

September 26, 2014

Identifying diseases, pests and other threats to plant health can be a challenge for even the most experienced gardener or landscaper. A new online course from Oregon State University aims to make diagnosing sick plants and choosing the right treatment easier.

September 19, 2014

Late September is the time to start thinking about coaxing potted poinsettia plants back into color and bloom for December.

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.