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

March 9, 2004

The 2004 lambs are arriving at Oregon State University's Sheep Barn and the public is invited to view this annual spring ritual.

February 25, 2004

Oregon farmers and ranchers generated more than $3.4 billion during 2003 in sales of agricultural commodities, according to a recently completed report produced by the Oregon State University Extension Service.
Overall, 2003 gross sales of Oregon agricultural commodities rose significantly over year-earlier levels, but some sectors of Oregon agriculture did not perform as well as others.

February 19, 2004

Researchers at Oregon State University have created purple-fruited tomatoes that include anthocyanins – the same class of health-promoting pigments in red wine that function as antioxidants and are believed to prevent heart disease.

February 16, 2004

Entrepreneurs wanting to start or expand a food-related business can learn about special issues affecting food business enterprises at a short course called "Northwest Food Business 101," scheduled Thursday, Feb. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Oregon State U

Recent Gardening Tips

May 22, 2015

Start with a disease-resistant plant and add a dash of prevention

May 15, 2015

Think about location when designing and caring for a hanging containers

May 8, 2015

Wild lilac is drought tolerant and needs no fertilizer

May 1, 2015

Growing sweet potatoes can thrive in Willamette Valley

April 24, 2015

Dig up and cut apart plants when they start to show less vigor