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 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.

November 18, 2003

Many working people in Oregon are going hungry. According to a new study released today by Oregon State University researchers, Oregon families experience more hunger than in other states – even when the head of household works full-time all year, or even

Recent Gardening Tips

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.

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.