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

August 15, 2003

With the onset of hot and dry late summer conditions, wildfire season is in full swing throughout the vast range areas of the intermountain west.

August 8, 2003

Oregon State University and Washington State University will offer a workshop for would-be food industry entrepreneurs in Portland on Thursday, Aug. 28.
Food Innovation Center brings ideas to market.

August 7, 2003

The care package is a traditional favorite morale booster among military men and women who serve our country overseas.
The OSU Extension Service has published a new guide to the Pacific Northwest’s most dominant or potentially invasive weeds.

Recent Gardening Tips

April 18, 2014

If you want to grow better plants, you first need to understand the texture of your soil.

April 11, 2014

Plant blueberries now for a great crop of sweet, healthful fruit in the future.

April 4, 2014

As the blossoms fade in your apple and pear trees this spring, keep an eye out for a fungus that flourishes in warm, wet weather, cautions the Oregon State University Extension Service.

March 28, 2014

From strawberry jam to fruit salad, nothing says summer quite like the succulent strawberry.

March 21, 2014

Skip the soil and try growing vegetables in an aquaponics system that turns fish waste into fertilizer for your plants.