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

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

November 14, 2003

Anita Azarenko, a professor in OSU's Department of Horticulture who does teaching, research and extension work in the areas of tree fruit and nut production and physiology, has been named the department's interim head.
The Oregon 4-H Tech Wizards, an Oregon State University Extension Service 4-H club in Washington County, recently received a prestigious award and a share of a large national education grant that will help the club expand its technology resources.

November 10, 2003

With horses on 1 to 10 acres, rain and mud can mean an unhealthy mess for your horses and your pasture. Muddy pastures pollute streams, groundwater and household wells.

October 24, 2003

OSU's Department of Food Science and Technology and Extension Service will offer a 2-day course titled "Enhancing Microbial Safety of Fresh and Processed Berries," Nov. 12 and 13, 2003.

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.